I made some pretty grandiose Cybils plans in my shortlist post, but I’ve been able to realize very few of them so far. In fact, most of what I’ve read since last month’s Cybils round-up has been nominated titles, not shortlisted titles. I’m behind on reviewing what I’ve read, too. Here’s my list, with links when available:
Young adult fiction:
- Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan–This one wasn’t shortlisted, but it made my best of 2013 list. I loved it.
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein–This one’s appearance on the YA shortlist made me finally read it, and boy, what a ride–sad, riveting, and ultimately hopeful.
- Papa Is a Poet by Natalie S. Bober–This is a must-read for Robert Frost fans, especially if you want to introduce him to elementary aged children in a completely charming and accessible way. Nominated but not shortlisted.
- Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock–It’s hard to decide which I liked more about this nominated title: the story itself (libraries? Of course!) or the illustrations.
Okay, that’s a rather pathetic number of reviews, isn’t it? I have access to quite a few more nominated titles, and I got a phone call just yesterday that a few of the books I requested have come in. My problem nowadays is finding time to review the books I read! Whew!
Are you having more success than I am at reviewing Cybils titles this month? Link up your reviews or posts below.