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All the judging decisions for NHYA are now in, so we know which books will be moving into the second round. Of course, what you want to know is what kind of agonisingly tough judging decisions have our second round judges been left to make!
Check out our handy graphic to see which books will meet in the second round bracket:
Here’s the schedule for the second round of judging, so you can sit urgently refreshing your browser on the right day:
July 11th: Fiction State of Mind
July 13th: Paranthetical/ My Library Card Wore Out
July 15th: The Book Nest/Booked Up
July 18th: thingsmeanalot/Bonjour Cass!
July 20th: Emily’s Reading Room
July 22nd: The Re-shelf
July 25th: Regular Rumination
July 27th: Lisa the Nerds/My Reading Frenzy
Here we go! Check in every other day from 13th June until 29th June to see this post updated with the decisions from the first round of judging. Good luck to all our authors.
June 13th: Viloet Crush and The Literary Wife judged ‘Stringz by Micheal Wenberg and ‘Five Flavors of Dumb’ – Anthony John.
‘The Red Umberella’ by Christina Gonzalez moves on.
‘Tall Story’ by Candy Gourlay moves on.
‘Toads and Diamonds’ by Heather Tomlinson moves on.
‘Dark Water’ by Laura McNeal moves on.
‘The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin’ by Josh Berk moves on.
‘Dirty Little Secrets’ by C J Omololu moves on.
‘A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend’ by Emily Horner moves on.
‘Abe in Arms’ by peggy Deitz Shea moves on.
Before our first round judges start making their decisions we’d really like to hear from you about the books on the NHYA 2011 short-list. I mean, what’s a book tournament without STRONG OPINIONS from readers, right?
If you are getting ready to use your srs frowny face if a certain book doesn’t move on we’d love to know. If you’ve reviewed one, or more of the books please leave us links to check out. We’ll add your links into this post once the tournament starts, so that anyone who drops by can check out your useul NHYA resource.
Gush, squee, debate away! We’re listening
Reviews and Discussion
Doret: ‘The judges for Stingz and Five Flavors of Dumb have two great books to look forward to.’
Paranthetical: ‘Agreed about ‘Five Flavours of Dumb’,I think that’s my favorite of the ones I’ve read, and that’s saying something, because I also loved ’8th Grade Superzero’ pretty hard.’ ‘The Kid Table’, ‘A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend’.