Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Adult Shortlist - Part 2 The Final Final

Here they are folks! These are the 20 titles we are bringing to the table January 21, 2012!  Please read and respond to as many as you can!  In addition to reading like a maniac, check out Kris' directions at the bottom and decide which books you want to champion!

  1. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  2. Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  3. Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
  4. Hidden by Helen Frost
  5. True...Sort of by Katherine Hannigan
  6. Junonia by Kevin Henkes
  7. Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer Holm
  8. Small as An Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  9. Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
  10. Freedom Stone by Jeffrey Kluger
  11. Inside Out And Back Again by Thannha Lai
  12. Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack
  13. Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
  14. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (the experts aren't sure whether this book will be eligible or not, so it's staying on the list)
  15. Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
  16. Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
  17. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  18. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  19. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  20. Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

BY JANUARY 6 - email Kris your top 5 titles! Use the Note Taking Guide that was emailed to you to help firm up your thoughts!  Please email if you need another copy!

BY JANUARY 6 - email Kris the 3 books you believe are distinguished.  You will discuss the merits of each, briefly (2min or less),  listing strengths and how each particular book compares to other titles on the list.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Adult Shortlist - Part 1

Sydney Morning Herald
We are down to the wire!
This shortlist comprises the books readers felt strongly about, one way or another! Click on the links to tell us what YOU thought of each book!

 In alphabetical order:
Read as many of the books as you can! A second list will be sent out in Late December of any late releasing titles to add to the list.

January 6 - email Kris your top 5 titles! Use the Note Taking Guide (avail 12/3) to help firm up your thoughts!  

January 6 - Kris will also need to know which 3 books you would be williing to champion.  You'll give a brief (2min or less) testimony listing the books strengths and how it compares to other titles on the list.