The YA Book Prize 2018

Oh, it looks like I’m reading these too.


So scrolling through Twitter, I realised that After The Fire by Will Hill is also up for the Bookseller YA Book Prize this year. So is Release by Patrick Ness. And I’ve already read La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. So it looks like I’m challenging myself to read this list as well as the Carnegie Medal and Hugo Awards.

As well as writing and editing essays for this blog and catching up on reading for my course, and writing a book, and going to any conferences I can find…

The YA Book Prize is announced at the Hay Festival on the 31st May, so I don’t think I’m going to get through them all and I don’t know if I’ll make it to the Festival itself, but I’m going to try!

Credit: The Bookseller

The shortlist features some crossovers with The Carnegie Medal, and here it is in full:

  • After The Fire by Will Hill – great, one down!
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  • Release by Patrick Ness – currently reading
  • S.T.A.G.S. by MA Bennett, which sounds like a cross between The Hunger Games and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History
  • It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan – I LOVED the beautiful One, Carnegie winner in 2016
  • Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
  • Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  • La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  • Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle

Fuller details here.

Damn. This is going to take a lot of serious scheduling but I can’t resist trying…


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