Friday, July 1, 2011

2011 Inky's Longlist wOOT (!)

I insanely love it when longlists for Aussie awards start appearing ~ and one of my fave awards to follow is 'The Inky's"

click click forEverything you need to know about The Inky's

The inky's are Australia's only teenage choice book award.

There are two inky's awarded every year:
The Golden Inky goes to the #1 Australian YA title of the year.
The Silver Inky goes to the #1 International YA title of the year.

The longlist was announced on Inside a Dog today

and here it is *drum roll*

(Australian titles)
  • Pigboy by  JC Burke 
  • Good Oil by Laura Buzo 
  • Just a Girl by Jane Caro 
  • The FitzOsbourne’s in Exile by Michelle Cooper 
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley 
  • This is Shyness by Leanne Hall 
  • Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick 
  • Silvermay by James Moloney 
  • The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling 
  • All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield 
(International titles)
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  • The Agency: The Body in the Tower by YS Lee
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead
  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
  • Violence 101by  Denis Wright 
The short list will be announced on September 1st with the voting open until October 18th.

oh i am so thrilled with a few of the picks on this list.

for the GOLDEN INKY ~ I am excited to see:

  • GOOD OIL and (as always) 
  • and the awesome THIS IS SHYNESS (which has a sequel coming out next year (!)
* still desperately want to read BLACK PAINTED FINGERNAILS and ALL I EVER WANTED.


  • can I say I LOVE seeing NO AND ME (!) (go forth and read it!)
  • plus VIOLENCE 10, 
  • and (aww) WHERE SHE WENT <3
  • and the charming ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
* and I so want to read MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD and FIRST LIGHT 

I love how the inky lists are always so eclectic (really, something for everyone) 

What are your picks for the short list?
Or your fave for the winner?
Which book are you hanging out to read the most?

and FYI :D

Previous winners:

Golden Inky: Stolen by Lucy Christopher 
Silver Inky: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Golden Inky: Randa Abdel-Fattah - Where the Streets Had A Name
Silver Inky: The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Golden Inky: James Roy (teen author) - Town
Silver Inky: Before I Die - Jenny Downham

Golden Inky: Simmone Howell - Notes From the Teenage Underground
Silver Inky: Looking For Alaska - John Green

(oh, Aussie teen readers have fab taste ;)


  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! So many of those books are on my wishlist.
    And yay for Anna and the French Kiss! I hope it wins :)

  2. Whoa, great lists! I'm interested to see who wins this year. :)

  3. Ahh I love the inky's. They make me wish i was young enough to vote :)

    I'm hoping GOLD goes to Good Oil, Graffiti Moon or Black Painted Fingernails, but mostly Graffiti Moon!

    SILVER I'd be happy with Dash and Lily, Where She Went or Anna and the French Kiss. Loved them all.

  4. GO GOOD OIL! I love that book crazy amounts <3

  5. we really do have great taste :) excited about so many of those books, though i haven't read a lot of them.
    i must admit that i wasn't a fan of shiver, which won the silver inky last year.

  6. ohh you've given me lots of books to check out.
    I loved Good oil and Graffiti moon so much i'm glad they got the Gold inky :)

  7. That list is awesome. YAY for Graffiti Moon, Good Oil and Graffiti Moon. Although I think Graffiti Moon is going to win The Golden Inky. It is just too awesome not to.

    And I hope Where She Went wins The Silver Inky.

  8. Still patiently awaiting Graffiti Moon's release in the slow moving Aussie release in the US, but I like several of the books on the Silver list. Our Twain and Truman awards in my home state are nominated by students, teachers, and librarians, but the winners are chosen by students only. Very cool!

  9. Oh there are some great ones on this list! I still need to read If I Stay/Where She Went and Graffiti Moon, I'm a blogger failure that I haven't read those yet! And any mention of Anna and the French Kiss just makes me smile:)

  10. No and Me made the longlist! Hope it goes all the way :)

  11. I don't even think I've heard of any of the Aussie ones, which makes me sad, because you guys seem to have really awesome books.

    Yay for 'Where She Went' and 'Anna'! I love the 'Agency' books as well.

  12. Wow, there IS a lot of variety! I just wish I'd read more of these - although I'm hoping to get into Good Oil soon!

  13. Ah, comment fail! It entered before I was finished typing :(

    I was going to say: and YAY! Anna and the French Kiss! I loved that book so so so much <3

  14. Ooh! They've got a great list!

    I hope the Gold goes to Graffiti Moon. Or Good Oil - that was fun as well. I wasn't a fan of Black Painted Fingernails, and I'm about to start All I Ever Wanted and This Is Shyness.

    And I'd really like Silver to go to Dash & Lily. Such a hilarious book!

  15. I stopped by your blog today.

  16. What awesome titles. I haven't read any for the golden award although I have several on my TBR list. Just can't get my hands on them. Crossing my fingers for Anna. Also kind of curious - some of these were published a couple years ago. Like Marcelo was pubbed in 2009. Is this award not limited to books published within that year? Or are they on the list because they were only released in Australia that year?


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