Oh, we had so many wonderful Cybils submissions this year--and, like every year, there were plenty of books we loved that just didn't quite make the shortlists (or, as our SFF organizer Sheila put it, had to be "sacrificed to the gods of compromise"). Our volunteer judges often choose to honor their personal faves by giving them a shout-out on their own blogs, and we've got a handful of lists here in case you need an EVEN BIGGER TBR pile than the one which surely arose from our finalist announcement.
Check out these lists of favorite 2012 Cybils titles:
- From Fantasy and Sci-Fi, we've got some great suggestions and kudos from Kim Baccellia of Si, Se Puede--who shares an SFF top ten of her own, and Sondy Eklund at Sonderbooks, who's got lists of her own Stand-outs 2012.
- Amanda Snow of A Patchwork of Books shares her personal faves from Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books.
- Katie Fitzgerald at Secrets & Sharing Soda shares her personal Cybils favorites from various categories, including picture books, easy readers, and YA.