Another Sonderbooks Stand-out!

Oops! Announcing another 2013 Sonderbooks Stand-out!

Here’s the deal. In all the years previously, I’d go back through my earlier posts before I chose my stand-outs and make a list of all the books I reviewed that year. But it got confusing on the years where I didn’t finish posting all the reviews of the previous year when that year started.

So this year, I had a bright idea. I’d make a spreadsheet of every book I read from the beginning of 2013 onward. Then I used the spreadsheet list to choose my Stand-outs. So much easier!

There was only one little problem. I forgot to write down some titles. So far, I’ve moved my total of books read up to 552 from the original 549 I posted. But the very worst oversight is the one I realized today. This morning I went to Capitol Choices, where we finalize our list for 2013. And I realized, to my horror, that I had not put Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick, on my list.

How could I possibly have forgotten Midwinterblood? The only defense I have is that I read it very early in the year — and somehow I forgot to put it on my spreadsheet.

As soon as I remembered it, there was no doubt in my mind that I have to put it on my list. This is super annoying, since I already numbered the lists. But Midwinterblood is the new #4 Sonderbooks Stand-out in Teen Fiction!

And I’m going to be so careful in 2014 not to forget to write down any titles!

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