So, yesterday, while driving from one library to another (it was my insane 11-hours-of-work day), I saw a bumper sticker that said BBYAMY. And while I eventually figured out that it probably was short for "Baby Amy" -- my first thought was BBYA? That stands for "Best Books for Young Adults" Maybe that's a librarian! Okay, so clearly, I've been spending way too much time reading or blogging and not nearly enough in the real world -- but then, today, the 2007 BBYA list was announced:
The bold ones are the one's I've read -- and the ones in red were cybils nominees in the YA category (I'm guessing that quite a few of the other's were Cybils nominees in the Fantasy/SciFi, Graphic Novels, or possibly even Middle Grade categories). I'm very happy too see all 5 titles from our Cybils shortlist here!. Oh, and the links go to my reviews.
2007 Best Books for Young Adults (according to ALA)
Almond, David -- Clay
Anderson, M.T. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. (I will finish it, I promise)
Bondoux, Anne-Laure. The Killer's Tears.
Booth, Coe. Tyrell.
Brooks, Kevin. The Road of the Dead. (on hold at the library)
Budhos, Marina. Ask Me No Questions.
Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist .
Cornish, D.M. Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling.
Dessen, Sarah. Just Listen. (read before beginning this blog)
Eldred, Tim. Grease Monkey: A Tale of Growing Up in Orbit.
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy. Ed. Sharyn November.
Fletcher, Susan. Alphabet of Dreams.
Frost, Helen. The Braid .
Gantos, Jack. The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs. (review sitting in my drafts folder)
Giles, Gail. What Happened to Cass McBride?.
Glass, Linzi Alex. The Year the Gypsies Came.
Going, K.L. Saint Iggy.
Gratz, Alan. Samurai Shortstop.
Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines .
Hartnett, Sonya. Surrender.
Hoffman, Alice. Incantation.
Jansen, Hanna. Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You.
Jaramillo, Ann. La Linea.
Johnson, Harriet McBryde. Accidents of Nature.
Johnson, Maureen. Devilish
Knox, Elizabeth. Dreamhunter: Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet (I'll review both when I read Book Two!)
Koss, Amy Goldman. Side Effects.
Krech, Bob. Rebound.
Lanagan, Margo. White Time.
Lansens, Lori. The Girls.
Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky .
Lat. Kampung Boy.
Lisle, Janet Taylor. Black Duck.
Lynch, Scott. The Lies of Locke Lamora.
McCormick, Patricia. Sold.
Miller, Kirsten. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City.
Mitchell, David. Black Swan Green
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Dairy Queen
Murphy, Sean. Off Road.
Myers, Walter Dean. Street Love.
Na, An. Wait for Me.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Life as We Knew It. (I really, really, really want to read this, but the library still hasn't recieved it -- I ordered it back in October!!!)
Pierce, Tamora. Terrier.
Portman, Frank. King Dork .
Pratchett, Terry. Wintersmith.
Price, Charlie. Dead Connection
Reinhardt, Dana. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life.
Rosoff, Meg. Just in Case .
Sayres, Meghan Nuttall. Anahita's Woven Riddle.
Sedgwick, Marcus. The Foreshadowing. (checked out from the library, haven't read yet)
Selvadurai, Shyam. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea.
Smelcer, John. The Trap.
Stahler, David, Jr. Doppelganger.
Stassen, Jean-Philippe. Deogratias, a Tale of Rwanda.
Sturtevant, Katherine. A True and Faithful Narrative. (review sitting in my drafts folder)
Tharp, Tim. Knights of the Hill Country.
Turner, Megan Whalen. The King of Attolia.
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork. Illustrated by Scott Hunt.
Vaught, Susan. Trigger.
Vizzini, Ned. It's Kind of a Funny Story.
Volponi, Paul. Rooftop.
Vrettos, Adrienne Maria. Skin. (review in my drafts folder)
Werlin, Nancy. The Rules of Survival.
Wittlinger, Ellen. Blind Faith.
Wooding, Chris. Storm Thief.
Woodrell, Daniel. Winter's Bone: A Novel.
Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese.
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief.
Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement.
Benanav, Michael. Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold.
Engle, Margarita and Qualls, Sean. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano.
Fleischman, Sid. Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini.
Fradin, Judith Bloom and Fradin, Dennis Brindell. 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight From Slavery.
Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Harper, Hill. Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny.
Hopkinson, Deborah. Up before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America.
Hubner, John. Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth.
Jacobson, Sid and Colon, Ernie. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.
McClafferty, Carla Killough. Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium.
Noyes, Deborah. One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals.
Robertson, James I., Jr. Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen.
Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon.
(Apparently, I need to read more Non-Fiction!)