So, as I sat for the second year in a row watching the live webcast of the American LIbrary Association Awards I paid a bit more attention to the other awards given and what they are given for than I did last year. There are some interesting categories and spectacular books that took home awards that I wanted to share with you. The name of each award is a link to the ALA website where you can read the criteria for the awards and view descriptions of the winners and the honorees.
Given to 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 - 18. Since I started as mother-daughter book group with my sixteen year old recently, these books are of interest.
Soulless - Gail Carriger
The Kids Are All Right - Diana Welch (memoir)
Bride's Farewell - Meg Rosoff
Stitches: A Memoir - David Small
The Magicians - Lev Grossman
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Flash Burnout by LK Madigan