Monday, December 15, 2008

Cybils Update #5

As of December 15, 2008. These are the books I've read. 88/136

A

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti
A La Carte by Tanita S. Davis
Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab

Amor and Summer Secrets by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
The Apprentice's Masterpiece by Melanie Little
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 2, The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund


B

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Box Out by John Coy
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

C

Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji
Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Crossing the Line by Dianne Bates
Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel

D

Daughter of War by Marsha Forchuk Skyrpuch
The day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Debbie Harry Sings In French by Meagan Brothers
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Dooley Takes the Fall by Norah McClintock
Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins*
Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole

E

The Empty Kingdom by Elizabeth E. Wein
Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup

F

Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega
Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling
Feathered by Laura Kasischke
The Fold by An Na
Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin
Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
Freefall by Anna Levine
Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe

G

Getting the Girl by Susan Juby
Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith*
The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones
Give Me Truth by Bill Condon
Good Enough by Paula Yoo

H

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet by Sherri L. Smith
The House of Dance by Beth Kephart
The House of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples
How Not To Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
How They Met, And Other Stories by David Levithan
How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mylnowski, Lauren Myracle
How To Build A House by Dana Reinhardt
How To Hook A Hottie by Tina Ferraro
Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi


I

I Am Apache by Tanya Landman*
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
I Kiss Girls by Gina Harris
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffrey
Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey

J

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser

K

Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
Kendra by Coe Booth

L

La Petite Four by Regina Scott
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon
The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine by April Lurie
Leftovers by Laura Weiss

Libertad by Alma Fullerton
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Locker Shock by Pamela Ripling
Looks by Madeleine George
Love (And Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones

Love and Lies: Marisol's Story by Ellen Wittlinger
Love Laws by Mary Muhammad*
Lucky by Rachel Vail
The Lucky Ones by Stephanie Greene*
The Lucky Place by Zu Vincent

M

Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Me, The Missing and the Dead by Jenny Valentine
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena
Mousetraps by Pat Schmatz
My Life As A Rhombus by Varian Johnson
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
My Mother Is A French Fry... by Colleen Sydor

N

Nokosee by Micco Mann

O


O.Y. L. by Scott Heydt
The Opposite of Invisible by liz Gallagher
Ordinary Me by June Sproat
Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

P

The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante
Perfect Cover by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
Play Me by Laura Ruby
The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas

Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufrand
Prom Kings and Drama Queens by Dorian Cirrone

Q

Quest by Kathleen Benner Duble

R

The Redheaded Princess by Ann Rinaldi
Ringside, 1925 by Jen Bryant
Run Like Jager by Karen Bass

S

The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
Seaborn by Craig Moodie
Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets
The Secret Story of Sonja Rodriguez by Alan Lawrence Sitome
The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen*
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall
Skin Deep by E.M. Crane
Sovay by Celia Rees
Split by A Kiss by Luisa Plaja
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
Swimming With the Sharks by Debbie Reed Fischer

T

Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher
That's What's Up by Paula Chase
Thaw by Monica Roe
The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff
They Called Me Red by Christina Kilbourne
Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
Twisted Sisters by Stephanie Hale

U

Undone by Brooke Taylor
Unraveling by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman

V

Violet in Private by Melissa Walker
Voss: How I Come To America and Am Hero Mostly by David Ives

W

Weeping Under This Same Moon by Jana Laiz
What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando
Would You by Marthe Jocelyn
The Writing On the Wall by Wendy Lichtman

Y
You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn

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1 comments:

N.Vasillis 6:43 PM  

Which one is your favorite so far? I checked out several Cybil nominees. I plan on reading as many as I can.

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