Thursday, April 07, 2011

2011 Battle Long List

Well, here it is. After going through each and every nomination, the long list for the 2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle is now out. In the end, 80 nominations made it to the long list, so our Round 1 Judges have their work cut out for them!

Over the next month, they will be reading as many of these books as they can, and ultimately 16 books will be picked to move to Round 2 and be organized into our battle brackets.

Why isn't my nomination on the list?
I know I'm going to get this question, so I want to hit it on the head before we even get there. If you nominated a title, and it isn’t on the long list, here’s why. After each nomination was submitted, myself and a couple other helpers checked each title to make sure it met the eligibility requirements. If the book didn't have the right publication date, was too popular (Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson comes to mind), or had previously been featured in a book battle, it wasn't added to the list. If you have any questions about why a particular nomination is not on the list, please email me and I can let you know.

So now, without further ado, I present the 2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle official long list (in alphabetical order):

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky
Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
Aya by Marguerite Abouet
Birthmarked by Caragh M O'Brien
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell
Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
Crowned by Julie Linker
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet, Book 1) by Elizabeth Knox
Elixir by Hillary Duff
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea) by Kathryn Lasky
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Heist Society by Ally Carter
High Heat by Karl Deuker
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Kathleen's Story (Angels in Pink) by Lurlene McDaniel
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
Keturah And Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kristen Miller
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt
Meridian by Amber Kizer
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
On Viney's Mountain by Joan Donaldson
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Polly and the Pirates, Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh
Powerless Book 1: The Synthesis by Jason Letts
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice) by Joseph Delaney
Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson
Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates
She Smells the Dead by E.J. Stevens
She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Song Of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman
The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi
Cry Of The Icemark by Stuart Hill
The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The Flappers: Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
The Last Knight (Knight and Rogue) by Hilari Bell
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose by Mary Hooper
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
The Shifter: The Healing Wars #1 by Janice Hardy
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke
The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith
Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat


Amberdenise said...

So excited! This looks like a really good list.

ReaganStar said...

great list, have posted it at the goodreads group as well... I cant wait to see how this going.

Anonymous said...

I've been so waiting for this. I can feel all the reading engines revving up...

Raspberry said...

I must confess - a lot of those seem very popular and unmissed from when they came out - I mean, Birthmarked? LOVED it, but I felt it got a lot of hype. Same with North of Beautiful, etc...anyways, good luck to round 1 folk - that's a lot of work cut out for them. I'm excited to see the 16!

Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

Can't wait to do this!! I haven't read most of these on the list.

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I think this is a pretty good list... I agree though, I think there are some titles on there that are quite hyped/popular. For the most part, though, I think it looks awesome, since there are a lot I don't recognize... and everyone's opinion on underappreciated is different, of course. =) I'm excited to see how things go!

Orchid said...

Wow, what a great list. Glad to see The Devil's Kiss made the cut. ^_^

The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Amy Jones said...

Hi! I'm new to this blog. Found this link at Treasured Spot Book Reviews. I think this is a brilliant idea. I think the list looks fantastic and look forward to reading/hearing about all of these books.


Megan said...

This sounds so fun! I tried looking around on your blog for more info about it, but couldn't find a lot. Are you still in need or readers / judges?? I love reading and am always looking for new books to read. I'd definitely be interested in getting in on this.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great list! I've only read a couple of them and only heard of a few more, so I'm very excited to see how this goes!

Unknown said...

What a list! I see a few favorites :)