Cybils Awards


Hosted by Michelle at Galleysmith

How Will It Work?

  • Challenge will run from December 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010
  • Anyone can join, you don’t have to blog to play along
  • Challengers can choose to participate in as many of the categories listed below as they want
  • Challengers may not mix books from across multiple categories
  • Challengers do not need to construct a reading list just decide as you go however the mood strikes you
  • Challengers may participate at any of the levels indicated below
  • All books used as part of the challenge must be from the 2009 reading lists linked below
  • Books read can overlap with other challenges you are participating in
  • Challengers can read in any format (ie: audio, e-book, print)

Levels of Participation

  • Categorically Speaking – choose to read all books in a category
  • Halfway There – choose to read 50% of books in a category
  • Rule of Fours – choose to read 1/4 or 3/4 of books in a category
  • Pick A Number – choose to read a specific number of books in a category
  • Shorties Rule – choose to read books in a specific short list (finalists will be publicized Jan 1, 2010)

How can I not support this challenge when I’m a panelist myself (I’m already reading all 176 of the fiction picture books) as well as being in a book club where every Feb. we read the Cybils? I will be participating in the Shorties Rule by reading the short lists for Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade Graphic Novel, Young Adult Graphic Novel.  Yes, that’s four categories!

Young Adult Fiction

  • Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney
  • Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
  • Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
  • How To Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
  • Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
  • North of Beautiful by Justina Chen
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Middle Grade Fiction