The first round of NerdsHeartYA is underway. If you want to know which books are progressing keep checking this post, where we’ll be posting all the decisions:

Puss Reboots and Heidenkind’s Hideaway judged ‘Pure’ by Tera Elan McVoy and ‘In Mike We Trust’ by P. E. Ryan.

‘In Mike We Trust’ moves on.

Bookish Blather and Arch Thinking judged ‘The World is Mine’ by Lyah B. LeFlore and ‘Donut Days’ by Lara Zielin.

‘Donut Days’ moves on.

Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog and Opinionated? Me? judged ‘Evil?’ by Timothy Carter and ‘The Devil’s Kiss’ by Sarwat Chadda.

‘Evil?’ moves on.

Rhapsody in Books judged ‘Alligator Bayou’ by Donna Jo Napoli and ‘Medina Hill’ by Trilby Kent.

‘Alligator Bayou’ moves on.

Good Books and Good Wine judged ‘Guantanamo Boy’ by Anna Perera and ‘Gringolandia’ by Lynn Miller-Lachmann.

‘Gringolandia’ moves on.

Pineapples and Pyjamas judged ‘Funny How Things Change’ by Melissa Wyatt and ‘Tilmon County Fire’ by Pamela Ehrenberg.

‘Funny How Things Change’ moves on.

Regular Ruminations judged ‘Say the Word’ by Jeannine Garsee and ‘Once You Go Back’ by Douglas A Martin.

‘Say the Word’ moves on.

BethFishReads judged ‘The Rock and the River’ by Kelka Magoon and ‘Almost Perfect’ by Brain Katchner.

‘Almost Perfect’ moves on.

Melanie’s Musings judged ‘Jumped’ by Rita Williams-Garcia and ‘Last Night I Sang to the Monster’ by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

‘Last Night I Sang to the Monster’ moves on.

Book Addiction and Read What You Know judged ‘Purple Heart’ by Patricia McCormick and ‘In The Path of Falling Objects’ by Andrew Smith.

‘Purple Heart’ moves on.

BOOKLUST judged ‘Blessing’s Bead’ by Debby Dahl Edwardson and ‘Wanting Mor’ by Rukhsana Khan.

‘Wanting Mor’ moves on.

valentina’s room judged ‘Shine, Coconut Moon’ by Neesha Meminger and ‘Skunk Girl’ by Sheba Karim.

‘Skunk Girl’ moves on.

Linus’s Blanket and writemeg! judged ‘Lost’ by Jacqueline Davies and ‘Rowan the Strange’ by Julie Hearn.

‘Rowan the Strange’ moves on.

Neverending Shelf judged ‘Border Crossing’ by Jessica Lee Anderson and ‘The Vast Fields of Ordinary’ by Nick Burd.

‘The Vast Fields of Ordinary’ moves on.

Below is a visual representation of how the round two brackets are shaping up.  We’ll be updating this image regularly as more titles advance.

The schedule for posting second round decisions is as follows:

July 5 – Book Nut
July 7 – Yannabe
July 9 – Devourer of Books
July 11 – The Happy Nappy Bookseller
July 13 – Bookalicious
July 15 – Tales of a Capricious Reader
July 17 – Persnickety Snark
July 19 – The Zen Leaf

Here’s to a fabulous second round!