According to Wikipedia,
Michael L. Printz Award
I’ve been pressured lately which books to read. A lot of new titles coming up, and i still can’t seemed to make a dent on my growing TBR pile. 😦
Well, me and Printz started off at the wrong foot. I picked up Looking for Alaska not because it is a (2006) Printz awardee, but because a lot of my Goodreads friends love John Green. Alas, me and John were not meant to be (that time). Eventually, I went sour too, with Printz.
Moving on, I found Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and how. i. love. it. back then, i didn’t know it is a Printz Award winner (2009).
Fast forward to Lips Touch: Three Times. It is a National Book Award Finalist, another book award apart from Printz. It was really good. Somehow, I have this not-so-uncommon notion: why don’t i read more award-winning books? worth a shot. after all, i’ve been picking books lately that are not quite in tune with my reading tastes: Lord of the Flies. Bittersweet. Liesl & Po. Yeah, i think i’m going to venture to book awardees more.
So. I tried a 2011 Printz Honor, Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Yes! Next, I read a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Nominee, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Yes again! I’m having luck with this, don’t you think? 🙂
Given the kind of frenzy i’m in with this award-winning books, i believe i will stay in this boat for a while. Hope i won’t get saturated!
Chime by Franny Billingsley, 2011 National Book Award Nominee
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, 2011 Printz Award Winner & 2010 National Book Award Nominee
Going Bovine by Libba Bray, 2010 Printz Award Winner
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, 2004 Printz Honor
What do you think? Have you read them? 🙂