Let the Tournament of Books Commence!

Young Adult Services Forum (YASF)

August 13, 2020

By Board Member At-Large Martha Sullivan

Nominations for this year’s Tournament of Books is underway, and we’ve already seen a bunch of great nominations! We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of these great titles, so that we can all check them out before voting rolls around. Here is a complete list of titles nominated through mid-summer:

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
Blood Countess
 by Lana Popovic
 by Kate Messner
The Circus Rose
 by Betsy Cornwell
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Don’t Read the Comments
 by Eric Smith
Dress Coded 
by Carrie Firestone
Felix Ever After
 by Kacen Callender
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal
Layoverland by Gabby Noone
The Life and (Medieval) Time of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
 by Samira Ahmed
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
When You Were Everything 
by Ashley Woodfolk
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Some great titles here already! To help you out a little, we wanted to highlight some authors and titles that may not be on your radar already.

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