I am so excited for three reasons.
- I have read all three of these books and loved them. Use the links to my reviews.
- I am so happy to see this award, now in its second year. The ALA has made a huge impact on Children's Books by having some of the most prestigious awards in the field: The Newbery and the Caldecott, but until last year, librarians had no say in the best books for Adults. I am glad to see such a solid list of finalists.
- I have a final selfish reason. I will be at the Carnegie Medal dinner on June 30th and I will get to meet one of these fabulous authors in person. As I said, I loved these books, so I can't lose here. Although a have a soft place in my hear for Ford and Diaz who have set their books in NJ.