Wednesday, January 05, 2011


synchronicities: 1. the quality or fact of being synchronous. 2. the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung.
--Merriam-Webster Online

This list of similarities and coincidences among the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction nominations is humbly submitted to you by the 2010 Cybils YA Fiction Panel. It is no way to be considered completely exhaustive, as we are certain nominated books and coincidentals will have been missed. This list was originated out of amusement as the seven panelists read their way through the 182 titles. If you know of a nominated title that should be included in one of the synchronicities below, please feel free to submit it in the comments! To get the entire list, you’ll have to visit all seven of the panelist’s blogs:

  • #1-10 Amanda Snow, A Patchwork of Books [TW]

  • #11-21 Ami Jones, Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian [TW]

  • #22-32 Cherylynne W. Bago, View from Above and Beyond [TW]

  • #33-42 Jackie Parker, Interactive Reader [TW]

  • #43-52 Justina Ireland, The YA 5 [TW]

  • #53-63 Kelly Jensen, Stacked [TW]

  • #64-72 Melissa Wiley, Here in the Bonny Glen [TW]

  • **Please, if considering buying any of the nominations, do so through the Cybils, so we can give our deserving winners a tangible token of their merit.

    33. Jewish Characters: The Beautiful Between; Hush; Life, After; Queen of Secrets

    34. Journals of Dead People: Hold Still; Revolution; The Secret Year

    35. Kidnappings: Girl, Stolen; Stolen; The Tension of Opposites; Woods Runner

    36. Lunchtime Oak Tree: A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend; Hold Still (ok, treehouse!); A Little Wanting Song; Lifted (under a Pecan tree - it IS Texas!)

    37. Meaningless Sex to Forget the Issue at Hand or Deaden the Pain: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour; The Duff; Forget You; Hold Still; Saving Maddie; Nothing Like You; Not That Kind of Girl

    38. Mental Issues of Some Sort or Another: Abe in Arms; A Blue So Dark; The Brothers Story; Compromised; Forget You; Revolution; The River; Tangled; The Unwritten Rule

    39. Michigan: Exit Strategy; I Now Pronounce You Someone Else; Sing Me to Sleep

    40. Murder: All Unquiet Things; The Dangerous Days of Hamburger Helpin; The Deadly Sister; The Less-Dead; Revolution; The River; The Space Between Trees; The Twin’s Daughter, Wicked Girls; Woods Runner; When I Was Joe?

    41. Musicals or Theater: A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend; Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour; Hold Still (Play); Nothing Like You (drama class); Scrawl (Play); Sorta Like a Rock Star (talent something); Will; Will Grayson, Will Grayson;

    42. Musicians: A Little Wanting Song; Beat the Band; Dirty Little Secrets; Freefall; Friend is Not a Verb; Harmonic Feedback; The Less-Dead; Indigo Blues; Mindblind; Revolution; Sing Me to Sleep; The Sky is Everywhere; Somebody Everybody Listens To; Stringz; The Summer I Got a Life; Will; Rhythm and Blues


    tanita✿davis said...

    OOOH. I love it when you do these. And you have MINIONS to help you now! Awesome!

    Also: nice blog update!

    Jackie said...

    hehe. Minions. I wonder what THEY think of that moniker.

    Kelly Jensen said...


    Actually, maybe it kinda fits.