I voted in all categories. Since volunteering regularly in my kids' school library, I knew more books/authors on the ballot for the YA, MG, and picture books then I did any other category.


That romance category - WTF? Seriously, not one historical? And I may be mistaken, but not a paranormal or romantic suspense title either? Nothing but contemporaries, almost all with those cartoony covers on them. WHY? Yeesh, no wonder I don't feel inclined to buy romance this past year - maybe we need a SAVE THE HISTORICAL campaign a la the campaign SBTB did ten+ years ago when contemporaries were in dire need of a boost.


Other categories had nominees that seemed overall weak - like there wasn't one stand out from the mediocrity.