Today was chaotic at school and I missed the National Book Awards nominees announcements! Thankfully, my twitter friends reminded me as I began to see the hashtag popping up. And then I almost let out a scream when I saw that one of my favorite books of the year was nominated! I reviewed Eliot Schrefer’s Endangered last month and I haven’t stopped raving about it since. Congratulations to Eliot on his National Book Award nomination! Now get out there a pick up a copy before everyone else beats you to it!
The other nominees are now on their way to my house. I haven’t read the rest of the Young People’s Literature Award nominees yet, and some of them aren’t even published as of this date, but they are now pre-ordered. The list runs the age gamut, from a recommended 8+ to upper-YA. I’m excited to read them!
- Goblin Secrets
- Out of Reach
- Never Fall Down
- Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
I also ordered a few of the adult nominees. John Green and Penny Kittle both recommended the nonfiction nominee Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Plus, I somehow never added Junot Diaz’s books to my library.
What are you looking forward to reading form this year’s nominees?
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