As you’ve read over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading a lot of book awards and lists!
I love, love, love awards and lists. Have I read the books? How many?
Have I heard about the books?
For the books I haven’t read, especially this time of year, I optimistically keep them while I weed out the review copies of last year and the year before. Yes, I’ll be reading this year’s books but maybe I’ll have time for 2012 and 2011 books!
The lists are also motivation for 2013 reading: what types of books, what genres, have I not been reading? How should I change how I pick the books I’ll be reading in 2013?
What about you? Do you like awards and lists, and if so, why? Have I missed any awards or lists that include teen books?