Thursday, April 05, 2012

Best of the Best (At Least According to Some)

So, because I am apparently unable to resist a challenge, I'm going to take a stab at YALSA's Best of the Best Challenge.  Basically, of the 80 best books for 2012 that they selected, you try to read or listen to 25 or more between April 1st and June 30th. 
This may go badly, both because I'm doing a writing challenge in April, doing some conferencing in April, and oh yeah, there's that day job thingie.  So, we shall see.  I have actually read some of these already, so that at least narrows down my remaining possibilities. And some of these are already on my radar or even in my TBR pile, so that helps too. 
Already read: (I am mentioning this not just to brag, but so that I cannot later attempt to count these.)
Libba Bray's Beauty Queens
Maureen Johnson's The Last Little Blue Envelope
Mike Mullin's Ashfall (which I just finished, oh well, totally worth it).
Lauren Myracle's Shine
Lauren Oliver's Delirium
Ransom Rigg's Home for Peculiar Children
Maggie Stiefvater's Scorpio Races
Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Sara Zarr's How to Save a Life
(Actually, I'm noticing a good number of these are due to recommendations from the nice folks at Forever Young Adult, so go you guys!)
So, that leaves me with about 71 to choose from for the challenge.