Top Ten Books in My Winter TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Normally I would have a winter TBR list full of books that will be releasing this winter. This year I’m serving on the Michigan Reading Association’s Great Lakes Great Books Award committee, so I’m trying to read as many 2013 releases as I can. I’ve received quite a few recommendations from friends and I always like adding to my already long list of books to read. Today’s post consists mostly of books I still want to read and consider for the award along with a few 2014 releases that I picked up at NCTE.

I’d love to know what’s on your list! If you’ve read any fantastic 2013 YA releases this year please tell me about them in the comments!

P.S. Sorry this isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing or informative post; I have poetry presentations to grade so I’m rushing. :/

2013 Releases TBR…

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski (Goodreads)

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Goodreads)

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi (Goodreads)

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (Goodreads)

Six Months Later by Natalie Richards (Goodreads)

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff (Goodreads)

2014 Releases TBR (My ARCs from NCTE are tempting me away from my committee reading…)

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads)

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Goodreads)

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (Goodreads)

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer (Goodreads)

Great Lakes Great Books Award Reading

During last night’s #titletalk chat on Twitter, I started talking to Heather Jensen (@hmjensen31) about books she should read for the Great Lakes Great Books Award.  She serves on the committee, which is part of the Michigan Reading Association.  During our conversation I asked how I could get involved with the committee, so she passed my information on to her chairperson.  Today I was extended an invitation to join the committee!

I’m thrilled to join the Great Lakes Great Books Award committee.  I think I’ll be focusing mostly on YA reading, but I’d also like to read more MG to help with that area as well.  The committee likes to read a wide variety of books, so I need your recommendations.  I’m looking, primarily, for YA/MG books published in 2013.  We can also read titles published in 2012.  I’d love to find some non-fiction and poetry titles since that’s a weak area for me, but of course I want to read some great fiction titles as well.

I’ve put together a Google form for you to share titles with me.

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