Thursday, 8 November 2012

Some Bookish News

Just a quick post (I know another one this week) in between having a marathon catching up on Elementary, (which I love!) and writing an essay that MAY have been due in a week ago but ya know, I wasn't in the country and my teacher hasn't asked for it yet...
There's been some very bookish news in the last few days that are all exciting and nice to see in the media.

First up, today Sarah Dessen, who is like the most amazing person ever on the planet (FYI, favourite author...) released today the title, cover art, the synopsis AND an excerpt for her new book being released next year on USA Today. Have a look at the original article here, I found out through Twitter and also she tweeted the other day that she would be announcing something so I was prepared!
So glad to hear she's releasing another book, named The Moon and More, however, who knows how long it will take to reach over here in England could be anyone's guess...

Emaline works at her family's vacation rental company the summer before she leaves for college. She must confront her values, goals and choices as her relationship with city-boy Theo evolves and she's forced to say goodbye to the beach town where she grew up.


Secondly, the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals longlists have been announced earlier this week. For those that may not know, Carnegie is a huge children's book awards over here in the UK. Added to the medal, schools sign up as book clubs and are sent the books in the shortlist to read and then choose the one that they liked the best which helps decide the winner of the award. They did it at my old secondary school but the librarian that ran it never chose me but some of my other friends (much to my jealously) but I'd always wanted to join in. The Kate Greenaway medal is awarded to illustrations in children's books. Last year, both awards were won for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and illustrations by Jim Kay!
The shortlist will be announced on 19th March 2013 with the winners being announced on 19th June 2013. Anyway, here at the longlists for the awards - some really great books on there! 
*The ones in bold are by some of my favourite authors.

Carnegie Full Longlist:
Goldilocks on CCTV by John Agard (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond (Puffin Books)
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (Macmillan Children's Books)
The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke (Walker Books)
The Traitors by Tom Becker (Scholastic)
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne (Doubleday Children's Books)
Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari (Macmillan Children's Books)
Spy For The Queen of Scots by Theresa Breslin (Doubleday Children's Books)
Naked by Kevin Brooks (Puffin Books)
Kill All Enemies by Melvin Burgess (Puffin Books)
Dead Time by Anne Cassidy (Bloomsbury)
VIII by H.M. Castor (Templar Publishing) See my review here
Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers (Bodley Head)
The Broken Road by B.R. Collins (Bloomsbury)
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Walker Books)
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins (Oxford University Press)
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (Macmillan Children's Books)
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
Scramasax by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Quercus Publishing)
Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson (Oxford University Press)
Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell (Bloomsbury)
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (Marion Lloyd Books)
Saving Daisy by Phil Earle (Puffin Books)
Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean (Brambleby Books)
The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant (Faber and Faber)
Trouble in Toadpool by Anne Fine (Doubleday Children's Books)
Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn (Macmillan Children's Books)
Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher (Hodder Children's Books)
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner (Indigo)
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)

After by Morris Gleitzman (Puffin Books) See my review here
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig (Bodley Head)
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children's Books)
Unrest by Michelle Harrison (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Children's Books)
The Seeing by Diana Hendry (Bodley Head)
Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan (Walker Books)
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes (Walker Books)
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson (Marion Lloyd Books)
The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen (Oxford University Press)
The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children's Books)
In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (David Fickling Books)
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Itch by Simon Mayo        (Corgi Children's Books)
At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (Andersen Press)
The Treasure House by Linda Newbery (Orion Children's Books)
All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls (Marion Lloyd Books)
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (Random House David Fickling Books)
Hitler's Angel by William Osborne (Chicken House)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Bodley Head)
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver (Puffin Books)
Burn Mark by Laura Powell (Bloomsbury)
Black Arts: The Books of Pandemonium by Andrew Prentice and Jonathan Weil (David Fickling Books)
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley (Bloomsbury)
This is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees (Bloomsbury)
Goblins by Philip Reeve (Marion Lloyd Books)
Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid (Puffin Books)
Pendragon Legacy: Sword of Light by Katherine Roberts (Templar Publishing)
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)
The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon (Profile Books)
The Flask by Nicky Singer (HarperCollins Children's Books)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)
A Skull in Shadows Lane by Robert Swindells (Corgi Children's Books)
A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Electric Monkey)

To see the longlist in full, have a look here


Right now I'm going to back and attempt my English essay again by sounding like I know why readers would be fearful of the power of science shown in Frankenstein (urgh). 
This is a song I've been listening to on repeat. I love it!


  1. Great post! Haven't read any Sarah Dessen's books but have most of them on my TBR pile! :) Good luck with the essay! :) x

    1. You should, she's so good, so so good. Her books are lovely to just relax into, you may predict what's going to happen at the end, but they're still great.

      Thank you, I need it :)


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