The finalists for the 2014 SIBA Book Awards...

...have been announced.

The YA list is:

The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepherd

The Moon and More, by Sarah Dessen

Theodore Boone: The Activist, by John Grisham (Ooooo, I wonder if it's as awesome as the first two...)

Click on through for the other categories!

From the Southern Independent Booksellers' Alliance website: "Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite "handsell" books of the year. These are the "southern" books they have most enjoyed selling to customers; the ones that they couldn't stop talking about. The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of southern origin."

Related: Madness, Tortured Romance, and a Heck of a Lot of Castles: Megan Shepherd's Love Affair with Gothic Literature