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Marineko Book Awards 2013

The books listed would be books I read in 2013, and not necessarily published in 2013.

Last year I read only 152 titles, 59 of which are YA. Of those, 38 are Contemporary/Realistic YA, 9 are Dystopians, 7 are Fantasy, 2 each for Science Fiction and Historical, and 1 Paranormal/Horror.

As for other categories, I read mostly manga, comics and picture books (68 titles total for the three categories combined). I only read 10 “grown-up” fiction, the most popular sub-categories being Fantasy (4 books) and “Literary” fiction (3 books). I also read 8 Non-Fiction titles, 4 of which are micro-histories, focusing on pop or indie culture.

I re-read 4 titles, and only read 12 LGBTIQA titles *side-eyes self*, not including yaoi manga, of course. On the other hand, I did read a LOT of good YA, and I’m actually surprised that Veronica Roth’s Allegiant didn’t make this list.

BEST FANTASY (NON-YA)
The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathy

BEST FANTASY (YA)
The House of Hades, Rick Riordan

BEST SF (NON-YA)
The Melancholy of Mechagirl, Catherynne M. Valente

BEST SF (YA)
Fragments, Dan Wells

BEST HORROR
Unbreakable, Kami Garcia

BEST ROMANCE (NON-YA)
The Shattered Gates, The Holy Road, and His Sacred Bones, Ginn Hale

BEST ROMANCE (YA)
Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
♥ did not read any in these categories

BEST CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
The Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan
Mr. Wuffles, David Wiesner

BEST YA
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Ask the Passengers, AS King
This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

BEST GEN/LITERATURE
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

BEST HISTORICAL
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

BEST NON-FICTION
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, Alison Pipmeier

BEST HUMOUR
Cat vs Human: Another Dose of Catnip, Yasmine Surovec
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
xxxHolic, CLAMP

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHONEN/SEINEN)
♥ 進撃の巨人 , 諫山 創

BEST STANDALONE MANGA
Pink, Kyoko Okazaki

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, Ellen Forney

BEST POETRY
October Mourning, Leslea Newman

BEST RE-READ
Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST
Butter, Erin Jade Lange
The Disenchantments, Nina LaCour
45 Pounds (More or Less), KA Barson
Openly Straight, Bill Konigsburg
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, e.m. danforth
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, Ursula Nordstrom
The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

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