A flashback to what I was reading in January 2009:
The 2009 Printz Award and Honor Books! Because I was on the committee, and reading and rereading a ton of books, and then the committee met at Midwinter and the rest is history.
The books: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, the 2009 Printz Award winner;
and the four Printz Honor books,
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson;
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart;
Nation by Terry Pratchett; and
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.
Being on the committee was one of the best professional experiences I’ve ever had.
So, now looking back from 2014 — what did you think of the 2009 winners at the time? What do you think now?