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Welcome to the Someday nominating table! As you sit down at your Thanksgiving table, reflecting on a year’s worth of gratitude, spare a moment to think about the YA books for which you are the most thankful. Last year we asked you, our smart readers who steer us toward dark horses and hidden gems, to nominate a YA book not already on our list. Once again we turn to you to find out, is there a novel you think is underrated or overlooked? Which title do you want to champion as a contender?
After the jump, details and the books we’ve already committed to covering.
We’re looking for YOUR nominations! These will be mini reviews (250 words max) on why your chosen book has the right literary stuff. Need a refresher on Printz criteria? Check out the Printz policies and procedures. In October we posted our list of books that we’re definitely covering, so let’s consider them already nominated. (The list is at the end of this post; any book that’s already been reviewed will have a link.)
We’d like to note that there are a few books that we’re particularly interested in seeing nominated: Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sàenz, and The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller. These are all books that we know have either buzz or critical support and we have a suspicion that you may smart ideas and things to say about them.
Leave a comment—be sure to include your email address!—with the title of the book you want to nominate and we’ll get in touch. Later in the season, we’ll compile your nominations in a special roundup post.
Thanks again for reading with us!
Books we’ve already “nominated”
Saints and Misfits, S.K. Ali
Midnight at the Electric, Jodi Lynn Anderson
Landscape with Invisible Hand, M.T. Anderson
Far From the Tree, Robin Benway
Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore
Bull, David Elliott
Neighborhood Girls, Jessie Ann Foley
Spellbook of the Lost and Found, Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Turtles All the Way Down, John Green
A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge
The Careful Undressing of Love, Corey Ann Haydu
Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson
We Are Okay, Nina LaCour
Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart
The Art of Starving, Sam Miller
Ramona Blue, Julie Murphy
Release, Patrick Ness
You Bring the Distant Near, Mitali Perkins
Queer, There, and Everywhere, Sarah Preger
Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds
Beck, Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff
Saint Death, Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
Thick as Thieves, Megan Whalen Turner
Maresi, Maria Turtschaninoff
Fire Color One, Jenny Valentine
Piecing Me Together, Renée Watson
The Pearl Thief, Elizabeth Wein
Gem & Dixie, Sara Zarr
American Street, Ibi Zoboi
Eliza and her Monsters, Francesca Zappia
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