We've got a few more lists of favorites that didn't quite make it onto the shortlists this year--all from Fantasy and Sci-fi, which is not a surprise when you consider the sheer number of submissions in that category. So if you're looking to add to your TBR pile, check out these worthies from our Round 1 judges:
- Sheila Ruth, our SFF category chair, also was a panelist for Round 1 SFF for teens, and she's posted a wonderful account on Wands and Worlds of what it's really like to have to sift through all those books every year, looking for the gems--and having to reject some real diamonds. She also lists some of her favorite non-finalist titles.
- Tanita Davis, my co-blogger on Finding Wonderland, also did a roundup/post-mortem on what the process was like this year in teen SFF and which books she wishes could have been part of the shortlist.
- Sherry Early of Semicolon, who was part of the elementary/MG fantasy and sci-fi panel, posted a list of 12 favorites--some shortlisted, some not--as well as a fantastic list of quotable quotes from books she read over the course of the past year.