Monday, December 21, 2009

Cybils Award Challenge

Michelle over at Galleysmith is hosting a great contest to get us reading some of the chosen books from 2009 to be up for the Cybils award.

I am going to be ... insane. And I am going to ATTEMPT to finish three categories this year. Yes, I am insane.

I'm going for the level of participation of

  • Categorically Speaking – choose to read all books in a category
And I am going to try to read all of the books in these three Categories:

I was going to go easy on myself but if I do that last one I'll be knocking out a ton of my TBR pile and that's one of my goals for this coming year... I'm attempting not to buy two more bookshelves...

So, wish me luck and I am waiting to be barraged with the "You are totally insane girl" comments. :)

Updates/Books read

Graphic Novels: Middle Grade
1. Constance and the Great Escape by Pierre Le Gall
2. Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala
3. Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics by James Sturm
4. Fashion Kitty and the Unlikely Hero by Charise Mericle Harper
5. Babymouse #10: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm
6. Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm
7. Perseus and Medusa by Blake A. Hoena
8. Eek & Ack vs The Wolfman by Blake A. Hoena
9. Recon Academy: Shadow Cell Scam by Chris Everheart
10. The Elsewhere Chronicles #1: The Shadow Door by Nykko
11. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
12. Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
13. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
14. Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi
15. The Incredible Rockhead by Scott Nickel
16. T-Minus: The Race to the Moon by Jim Ottaviani
17. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
18. Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
19. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
20. Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
21. Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss
22. The 323 Detective Agency: The Disappearance of Dave Warthog by Fiona Robinson
23. The Secret Science Alliance and the Copy Cat Crook by Eleanor Davis
24. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Eric Shanower
25. Dork Diaries by Rachel R. Russell
26. Benny and Penny in the Big No-No by Geoffrey Hayes
27. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
28. Courtney Crumrin’s Monstrous Holiday by Ted Naifeh
29. The Emperor's New Clothes: The Graphic Novel by Hans Christian Anderson
30. Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

Graphic Novels: Young Adult
1. Dreamland Chronicles Book One by Scott Christian Sava
2. Hatter M: Mad with Wonder by Frank Beddor
3. Kith by Holly Black
4. Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
5. Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales, Volume 1: Sanctuary by Melissa Marr
6. Black is for Beginnings by Laurie Faria Stolarz
7. Avalon High: Coronation #3: Hunters Moon by Meg Cabot
8. Bride of the Water God Vol. 3 by Mi-Kyung Yun
9. Children of the Sea Vol. 1

Fantasy & Science Fiction (YA)
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry (review posted on Goodreads)
Ash by Malinda Lo
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner (review coming)
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Evermore: The Immortals by Alyson Noel (review posted on Goodreads)
Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act I by Lisa Mantchev
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (review posted on Goodreads)
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside by Beth Fantaskey
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Midnight Charter by David Whitley (review coming soon)
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy (review coming soon)
Need by Carrie Jones
The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
Princess at the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (review posted on Goodreads)
Prism by Faye Kellerman
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis (review posted on Goodreads)
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

(30 total so far)


  1. Good luck!!

    I think attempting one category could be difficult, so I hope you're able to do all three :D

  2. Good luck!!

    I'm so excited to see you jumping in with both feet. I'm doing categorically speaking for the Fiction: Young Adult category and will likely try for Shorties on MG and Sci-fi/Fantasy.

    To answer your question in the thread....yes, if you finish all three categories you are entered for the prize three times :)

  3. Three categories?! That's so much reading to add to a probably-already-full TBR list. Good luck and enjoy the challenge

  4. Good luck! Definitely going to be a challenge.

  5. Good LucK!
    and guuurl,ur totally insane, lol
    but seriously- I cant keep up :s

  6. Good luck! Keep us updated on how it goes :D

  7. I barely have time for 1 book right now

  8. Yeah, you are pretty much insane for the third one.

    As a member of the GN panel, I've pretty much completed categories 1 and 2, so good luck. There's some good ones in there! (There's some duds to, but what can you do?)

  9. Good luck. Hope you manage to do it all.

  10. Hehe - you are insane! But that's why we like you!! Good luck!!


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