Friday, October 7, 2011


About a week-ish ago I applied to be a Cybils panelist in the YA Fiction category. For those who don't know, the Cybils is a book award given by bloggers for the best YA and children's books of the year. We all know how much I love YA, especially the contemporary sub-genre, and I've wanted to be a part of the Cybils for years.

Somewhat incredibly, I MADE THE CUT. Which means I'm actually a Cybils first-round judge for the YA Fiction category. AND I COULD NOT BE MORE JAZZED.

If you haven't nominated anything for the YA Fic category yet, I have some suggestions of books that haven't yet been nominated:

Popular, by Alissa Grosso
Other Words for Love, by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Stay, by Deb Caletti
Vaclav & Lena, by Haley Tanner (although honestly I can't tell if this one was published as YA or adult)



  1. If I haven't expressed enough excitement for you yet, let me reiterate: WOOT.

  2. Very nice, JOrdyn! Happy reading - it wouldn't surprise me if you have read most books already that you'll be assigned. :-)

  3. thatcovergirl
    THANK YOU. Also thank you thank you for encouraging me to apply in the first place! Because I was very close to not.

    Ha, thanks! I definitely haven't read most of them, but I have read a surprising amount so far. :)