Cindy and Lynn: Before we head off to Seattle for the ALA Midwinter Meetings and the much anticipated 2013 Youth Media Awards, we are going to post our top ten lists of our favorite picture books, novels, and nonfiction of 2012. While we cram in a few more books and whittle our lists to ten (or twelve) we’d like to hear from YOU!
Now, don’t panic. You don’t have to vet any titles for eligibility other than a 2012 copyright date. You don’t have to study the texts for an obscure anachronism or a missing source. You don’t have to justify a complete story arc if your favorite is book two in a trilogy! Your choice doesn’t even have to exhibit literary merit over popular appeal. Nope. This is so much easier than serving on an award committee. You can do this and still have time to watch Downton Abbey. The criteria is just that you enjoyed reading the book or that it remains a favorite of the books you read over the year. List one, list one in each category (picture book, novels, nonfiction), list 10, we don’t care. Give us a reason or just leave a title and author. We will compile the results into one list to share with all of you.
Rumor has it that Bookends Blog has real readers out there in the nets. We get a lot of page hits but we still sometimes have a hard time believing we aren’t just posting to amuse ourselves here. Take a minute and talk back to us. We tell you all year what we enjoy reading. We can’t wait to hear what you choose.
And (this is Lynn who FINALLY got Cindy to watch her first episode of Downton Abbey in December) we’d love to hear what you think about Season Three as well (Cindy here–no spoilers for ME please. I have two seasons of catching up to do.)