The Great Reads Award Shortlist! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

We are delighted to announce the Great Reads Award shortlist for 2017! There is great diversity among the titles this year with something to suit all tastes. See below for more information. All of the books are available in the library, and extra copies of each arrived today. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“šVoting will be open soon. Meanwhile enjoy reading and have your say! โœŒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค“

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Read as many of these books as you like โ€“ preferably all five in your category! Let us know what you think at #GRAIrl on FB, Twitter, or Instagram. Rate your book onย www.greatreadsaward.com/rateyourbookย by Friday 12th January 2018. We will count the scores from all around Ireland and the winning titles in each category will be announced in February 2018. Students in any second level school are welcome to take part. There will also be a prize for the school that submits the ratings. Have your say!

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SO many books ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคค

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The Great Reads Award 2017 ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

This is the second year of The Great Reads Award, a debut YA award shortlisted by SLARI (School Library Association of Ireland) and voted on by teen readers! This summer I’m delighted to one of those school librarians who gets to read wonderful YA books with other librarians to decide on which books will make the shortlist! ๐Ÿค“โœŒ๐Ÿ“šโค
The shortlist will be ready in late August, just in time for all of our eager readers teens to get going on their reading once we are back to school! Our Lady’s is going to be very much involved in the awards so we will get as many readers on board as possible! ๐Ÿ‘

Here’s the current longlist, which will be whittled down to eight from 20 by the end of August. I foresee some very hard decisions as they all look so interesting! ๐Ÿ˜

Follow the awards for updates on Twitterย @greatreadsaward

Facebookย The Great Reads Award

I have a lovely little pile to read over the next few weeks, and I’m very tempted to add a few more! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜‚

As always you can follow the library on Twitter for more updatesย @ourladyslibraryย ๐Ÿป