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Saturday, October 29, 2016

National Book Award Shortlist

The National Book Award organization has culled down their lists in preparation for November 15th when the winners will be announced.




Unbelievably for me I have only read one of the books on the lists, Burn Baby Burn.  Many of the books are aimed at a younger population of readers or middle grade readers. Of all  the books on the list I really want to read March Three, the third book in a series about the life of John Lewis, a Civil Rights activist and American hero. There is usually very little crossover with National Book Award and the Printz Award so I am not too worried that I am missing some book I should be thinking about for the Printz. We'll see. Watch this space on November 15th for the announcement of the winner. As soon as I know something I will announce it.


  1. I haven't read a single one but several of them are on my tbr.

  2. I liked Booked (but not quite as much as The Crossover) and was a bit disappointed in Pax after hearing so much about it. Ghost and Burn Baby Burn are high on my TBR.

    I need to get cracking to finish the last three books for your ALA awards challenge in time to start reading this year's winners!


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