Juvenile/Young Adult Titles (* denotes Reading Olympics):
*The Day They Came to Arrest the Book-by Nat Hentoff: A too-preachy book about censorship.
*Bud, Not Buddy-by Christopher Paul Curtis: Very good. About a runaway orphan during the Depression.
Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander-by Ann Herendeen: Has a lot of fans, but this "bisexual Regency romance" didn't do it for me.
The Way Life Should Be-by Terry Shaw: The winner of the First Chapters competition at Gather.com. I much preferred the runner up.
Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige-by Kathleen Gilles Seidel: Pretty good! How a divorced mother of the groom deals with wedding plans...and her ex-husband's new girlfriend.
My favorite of this batch? Bud, Not Buddy. By far.