Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hmm... this is tougher than I thought it would be

Can I just say that it's all been said?  Out of all the amazing books in the Smackdown this year, I feel that we do not have the top 3 to vote for.  However, rather than dwelling on those that should still be here (Eleanor & Park!  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock!) I will say that each of the remaining three have something to offer readers, adult and youth alike.  That makes me happy.  And of the three remaining titles, I must go with The One and Only Ivan.  It's a heart vote.  While Bomb was interesting and Counting by 7s uplifting, Ivan is memorable.  That being said, do I think it will win?  Who knows at this point with so many votes left to be cast, but it would be cool to see the zombie pick take first place.

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