Book Award Wonderland.

  • The LA Times Book Awards were announced.  Terry Pratchett's Nation*won the YA prize.  The YA runners up -- two of which I just added to my TBR list -- are at the bottom of this list.
  • The Nebula Award winners, and a YA novel won in the Best Novel category!  Nice.  And Flora's Dare won the Andre Norton.  I can't believe I haven't gotten to that one yet.  I loved the first one.
  • One of the winners of the Tiptree Award also a YA book(and another one I haven't read yet, damnit).  Tons of info-- including the full honors list, where there are many more YA titles -- at Gwenda's.
  • The Shirley Jackson shortlist has been released, with Tender Morsels in the running for Best Novel.
  • Not exactly a book award, but related: Steph Bowe at Hey, Teenager of the Year is going forward with her blog award, so stop by, vote and discover some new feeds for your reader.


*No, I still haven't read it.  But I'm starting to feel that I should.  It's just that I haven't had a ton of luck with his books**, and I figure that he's already got a bazillion and six cheerleaders, so... you know.  I'd rather read stuff that I'm more likely to enjoy.  But maybe I've just been picking the wrong titles.

**Color of Magic (meh), Mort (really liked it -- I do love his Death character), Good Omens (pretty much loved that one, mostly for Death) and The Amazing Maurice and his What-sit (didn't finish it).