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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Books and the Whitney Finalists


I love books. As a little girl I would get up an hour before everyone else so I could read before Mom and Dad got out of bed. Now I just read whenever I have a free moment. I love escaping into a different world or seeing our world through someone else's eyes. Right now I'm looking forward to reading the Whitney nominees that I haven't already read. The nominees were announced yesterday. Here's the list:

Whitney Award Nominees 2008

ROMANCE

Seeking Persephone by Sarah Eden

Servant to a King by Sariah Wilson

The Sound of Rain by Anita Stansfield

Spare Change by Aubrey Mace

Taking Chances by Shannon Guymon


MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Above and Beyond by Betsy Brannon Green

Do No Harm by Gregg Luke

Fool Me Twice by Stephanie Black

Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson

Royal Target by Traci Hunter Abramson


YOUTH FICTION

The 13th Reality by James Dashner

Alcatraz vs. The Scrivner’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague (Book 3) by Brandon Mull

Far World: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George


SPECULATIVE

Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card

The Great and Terrible: From the End of Heaven by Chris Stewart

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, Book 3) by Brandon Sanderson

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

The Wyrmling Horde: The Seventh Book of the Runelords by David Farland


HISTORICAL

Abinadi by H.B. Moore

Isabelle Webb, Legend of the Jewel by N.C. Allen

Master by Toni Sorenson

The Ruby by Jennie Hansen

Traitor by Sandra Grey


GENERAL FICTION

Bound on Earth by Angela Hallstrom

The Reckoning by Tanya Parker Mills

Waiting For the Light to Change by Annette Hawes

Fields of Home by Rachel Ann Nunes

Keeping Keller by Tracy Winegar


BEST BOOK BY A NEW AUTHOR

Bound on Earth by Angela Hallstrom

The Reckoning by Tanya Parker Mills

Spare Change by Aubrey Mace

Traitor by Sandra Grey

Waiting For the Light to Change by Annette Hawes


NOVEL OF THE YEAR

Bound on Earth by Angela Hallstrom

Fool Me Twice by Stephanie Black

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, Book 3) by Brandon Sanderson

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Traitor by Sandra Grey

5 comments:

Christine Bryant said...

I love reading too. I was a late bloomer when it came to books, didn't read a lot in school, but once I got started I couldn't seem to stop. Now I always have one in my hand. I get so involved in the story, I can't sleep.

Great Post

Hugs

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Thanks for celebrating books! Have you ever thought that none of us would be who we are without them?

Nichole Giles said...

I'm wondering...are you like me and attempting to start your very own library in your house? Except I'm kind of fanatical about my books and don't like to loan them out. Does that make me a miser do you think?

Anyway, it is for the love of books that we do what we do. Great post.

Nichole

Rachelle said...

Ahhh, books, what would we do without them?
That's exciting you get to be a part of the vote for the Whitney's!

Anna Maria Junus said...

I can't afford to buy the books when they first come out - generally. Although I do have "The Host" so I will be reading that one.

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