Thursday, January 24, 2013

SLJ's Battle of the Books 2013

The contenders for School Library Journal's Battle of the Books has been posted. This should give everyone plenty of time to read all the books. I am excited because I only have three to read. The list this is year is the top notch. Monica, Roxanne, and Jonathan did a great job as usual.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (my review)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (my review)

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer (my review)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (my review)

Jepp Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead (my review)

Moonbird by Philip Hoose (my review)

No Crystal Stair by Vauda Micheaux Nelson (my review)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (my review)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (my review)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (my review)

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (my review)

Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery

Three Times Lucky by Shiela Turnage (my review)

Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson 

Wonder by R.J. Polacio  (my review)

I would be happy with almost any of these that I have read winning. Of course I do have my favorites and I know exactly what I will be voting for in the Undead Poll. (Not that I think it will make a difference. Once the Nerdfighters find out about that poll there will be only one possible outcome.)

In other news they are thinking of shaking up the brackets this year and not doing them alphabetically! If you have opinions/suggestions on that be sure to share them in the comments.


  1. All my reading is at least a year behind, so I've read hardly any. It'll still be fun to watch, though.

    1. That was what I had to do a couple years ago. I was behind and in no hope of catching up. I'm pretty excited I only have to read three this year. Last year it was six.