Hooray! Hooray! The Cybils winners are out, and for the first time ever, a book that I nominated made it to be the winner. The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz is the winner in the Audiobooks category. I love this book so very much! If you haven’t yet read it, do yourself a favor and do it now! And though I read and loved the audiobook version, the illuminations in the print version are also charming.
Other winners I’ve read include Elementary Non-Fiction winner Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann; Poetry winner The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan, one of my favorite audiobooks that didn’t quite make it to the shortlist, and of course Young Adult Speculative Fiction winner Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
I have several more finalists checked out right now – I’m taking a course right now that’s cutting into my fiction reading time – and hope to be back with more reviews when I’ve finished them.