GoodReads Choice Awards – Teen Nominees

The voting has opened for the opening round of the 10th Annual GoodReads Choice Awards. There are two categories that are specifically for young adult books. I must admit that I’m baffled by some of the book included since I think there are other amazing books not on the lists. Here are the nominees in those categories:


All the Little Lights The Astonishing Color of After

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes #3) The Cheerleaders

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Emergency Contact Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Let's Talk About Love Love, Hate & Other Filters

Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Life, and the List Puddin' (Dumplin', #2)

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Sadie Save the Date

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Starry Eyes Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1)

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles



The Belles (The Belles #1) Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark, #2)

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1)

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4) Sky in the Deep

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) War Storm (Red Queen, #4)

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Review: Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson

Sir Simon Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson

Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson (9781101919095)

Simon is a ghost who has haunted a bunch of different places like a forest and a boat. Now he has his first assignment to haunt a house. As a ghost, he has chores that he has to take care of, including moving things around, creaking the stairs and flushing the toilets. After he does that, he has time for his own hobbies. Everything was going well until a child moved in, a child who could immediately see Simon and wanted to talk. Simon decides to have the boy do his ghost chores for him, but things don’t work out quite as planned.

Atkinson tells this story in Simon the ghost’s voice which creates a great tone throughout. The book is filled with humor, from Simon’s previous jobs in haunting to his list of the easiest people to scare to the boy learning to haunt a house. The art adds to that appeal with funny touches like using a flowered sheet to be a ghost. It is done in a style that has a vintage feel and a modern edge.

A great ghost story when you are looking for giggles rather than gasps. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Reviewed from library copy.