Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Someday My Printz Will Come
Inside Someday My Printz Will Come

Lists, Lists, Lists!

CC-licensed image by The Meeting Place North, UK

Yesterday was full of goodness! We saw the New York Times Notables, Library Journal’s YA for Adults list (which has strong crossover with the contender list, no surprise), and a peek (via Twitter) at the SLJ list, which is full of goodness and a few surprises.

Sometime in the next few days, and as even more lists come out, I’ll have more to say — this is the kind of data I like to obsess over, after all. But today, only one list really matters: the Pyrite Printz nominations!

Also, the blogs were down last night, so we’ll close nominations at noon today (instead of midnight last night) just in case anyone was waiting for the 11th hour and then couldn’t access the blog. But barring any last minute additions, the voting will be on the following. Everyone will be able to vote for up to 10 (but no more than 10) titles. So take the morning to consider what the top books from this list of top books might be! And if you haven’t nominated yet and have something else that should be added, head back to the nominations post and go ahead.

Code Name Verity
The Diviners
The Brides of Rollrock Island
The Disenchantments
The Fault in Our Stars
Keeping the Castle
The Raven Boys
Personal Effects
Various Positions
Every Day
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
Ask the Passengers
Days of Blood and Starlight
Graffiti Moon
Long Lankin
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Monument 14
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
The Drowned Cities
Team Human

About Karyn Silverman

Karyn Silverman is the High School Librarian and Educational Technology Department Chair at LREI, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (say that ten times fast!). Karyn has served on YALSA’s Quick Picks and Best Books committees and was a member of the 2009 Printz committee. She has reviewed for Kirkus and School Library Journal. She has a lot of opinions about almost everything, as long as all the things are books. Said opinions do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of SLJ, LREI, YALSA or any other institutions with which she is affiliated. Find her on Twitter @InfoWitch or e-mail her at karynsilverman at gmail dot com.


  1. I’m sad for TITANIC, WE’VE GOT A JOB, and MONSTROUS BEAUTY. But otherwise, a really excellent list.

  2. But now we have to narrow it down to TEN? Just TEN for the shortlist? Maybe ten plus the four six-starred auto-forwards? (Clearly I am in the “bargaining” stage of grief for the books I love which will get cut.)

  3. Karyn Silverman says:

    I am surprised by how few surprises there are on the list — a lot of consensus seems to be a hallmark of this year.

  4. Jonathan Hunt says:

    I’m not sure I understand why we each only get one nomination, especially when we’re going to cut the list down further before voting. We have everybody’s top pick, but what if there’s a book that would have made everybody’s top five, but nobody nominated it? I’m only willing to vote in the straw poll for half of the ten titles that are allotted to me, so it’s frustrating that I can’t put forward MOONBIRD or TITANIC or DYING TO KNOW YOU or A CONFUSION OF PRINCES or . . .

Speak Your Mind