Oh I've gone and blog failed and been away ages! But I have still been reading LOTS but I may have been distracted from Carnegie titles with work ones - I still think I'll make it eventually!!
First up I feel like I should just catch up on the books on the long list I've read so far. At some point I'll do a post about my thoughts on the ones I'd already read when the long list was announced, but for now, here they are in a boring list:
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough (I would do anything to see this on the shortlist!!!)
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
You Against Me by Jenny Downham
Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
The Devil Walks by Anne Fine
Moon Pie by Simon Mason
Trash by Andy Mulligan
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Killing Honour by Bali Rai
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
So I was doing quite well already! And since challenging myself to read the rest I've read:
My Name is Mina by David Almond
Flip by Martin Bedford
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
Caddy's World by Hilary McKay
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
Life : An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis
So, I still have 31 books to read. Ok so I might not manage all of them by the shortlist announcement but I'm still trying for the winner announcement!!
If I had to choose the short list myself at this point I would have:
One Dog and His Boy
Life: An Exploded Diagram
Boys Don't Cry
A Monster Calls
Then I would have a really tough call between You Against Me, Moon Pie, Small Change for Stuart and The Devil Walks!! But I think Blood Red Road is bound to end up on there.
What's on your list?