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Maybe Hubris Isn’t Such a Bad Thing After All

The 2014 Alex Awards have been announced – and they are an excellent group. We managed to predict one! Lexicon by Max Barry. That’s down from two in 2013 which I joked was a result of my hubristic claim to scientific accuracy. Maybe hubris isn’t such a bad thing after all. All joking aside, here’s the fabulous winners:

We review eight of the ten (and gave stars to five of those), and SLJ reviewed Relish as a teen title. Not bad!

About Mark Flowers

Mark Flowers is the Young Adult Librarian at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo, CA. He reviews for a variety of library journals and blogs and recently contributed a chapter to The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual: From Planning to Evaluation (YALSA, 2012). Contact him via Twitter @droogmark


  1. Angela Carstensen Angela Carstensen says:

    I will write a full post when the nomination list is published, but in the meantime simply wanted to congratulate the Alex Awards committee on a most excellent and exciting list. THANK YOU for all of your hard work and dedication. You did the Alex tradition proud!
    If you heard a loud gasp at the announcement of Brewster this morning, um…that was me. The cheer for The Sea of Tranquility…also me.
    And I can’t wait to read The Lives of Tao. It sounds really cool!


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