I am super excited to share with you the 2014 long-list for the Gold (Aussie) and Silver (International) Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature.
All This Could End by Steph Bowe
Steal My Sunshine by Emily Gale
The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near
Run by Tim Sinclair
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
When We Wake by Karen Healey
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
Winger by Andrew Smith
Wild Awake by Hilary T Smith
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
While I would like to offer a massive congratulations to all the authors who have been long-listed, I would also like to do special shout-outs to: AJ Betts, Emily Gale, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Claire Zorn, Trish Doller, David Levithan, Emma Pass and Hilary T. Smith.
Unfortunately I haven't read nearly as many of these as I wish I had (you can click on the green titles to read my review). In fact, many of these have been sitting in my TBR pile patiently waiting for me to shower them with love. I know their time will come. In the meantime, I'd love to hear which ones you love and which ones you are still hanging out to read!
The short-listed titles will be announced sometime in August and the winners will be announced 21st October 2014.
For more information and to see how you can become a judge, you can stay up-to-date over at Inside A Dog.