sprite writes
broodings from the burrow

November 11, 2012

cybils, top 15 thus far
posted by soe 4:37 am

Today was our first Cybils deadline, where we had to share the top 15 books of what we’d read thus far.

Mine were, in no particular order:

  • Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip, a contemporary romance focusing on a boy whose interests include pitching, photography, and hanging out with his grandfather
  • The Fault in Our Stars, a contemporary romance between two kids who have cancer
  • Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel, historical fiction of a Virginia slave who led an unsuccessful rebellion for freedom
  • Chopsticks, a novel of ephemera that blends the lines between the real and the imagined
  • How to Save a Life, a contemporary coming-of-age novel about two teen girls whose lives intersect when one of them agrees to give up her impending baby to the other’s mother for adoption
  • Pinned, the coming-of-age tale of two classmates, both of whom are struggling to overcome a disability
  • Ladies in Waiting, historical fiction set in the court of Charles II focusing on three teen girls in the innermost circle of the queen
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a coming-of-age story of a Mexican-American boy in the 1970s
  • Gone, Gone, Gone, a teen romance set in the D.C. suburbs in the aftermath of 9/11 and during the sniper attacks
  • My Own Revolution, historical coming-of-age fiction set in the Communist era of Czechoslovakia
  • DJ Rising, in which a teenage boy struggling to make ends meet at home gets the chance of a lifetime to follow his dream
  • The Boy on Cinnamon Street, a contemporary romance involving a girl who’s suffering from PTSD
  • Finding Somewhere, a poetic (in turn of phrase, not in terms of format) story of two teenaged horse thieves
  • Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am, the story of an injured Iraqi war vet aimed at upper middle schoolers
  • Winter Town, a contemporary romance novel I’ll be recommending to everyone who likes a slightly angst-ridden holiday read
Category: books. There is/are 2 Comments.

So how does it work? Have all the books been read (or started) by somebody? Will you have to read each others’ shortlists? I’m so excited to see what makes it through to us in round two! There’s definitely a few on your shortlist that I’ve read and loved and a few I’ve been wanting to read.

Comment by Jessica Silverstein 11.11.12 @ 12:25 pm

[…] asking us to list our top ten favorite books thus far. (You can see my first deadline results here.) I got mine down to a dozen without a huge amount of pain but then got stuck for a while, mulling […]

Pingback by sprite writes 12.04.12 @ 4:37 am