2010 Alex Award Nominations List

In addition to the ten winning titles, the Alex Award committee chose the following titles for its official, vetted nomination list.

Baker, Elna. The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. Dutton 9780525951353.

Bazell, Josh. Beat the Reaper. Little Brown & Company. 9780316032223.

Bradley, Alan. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Random House/ Delacorte. 9780385342308

Browne, S.G. Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. Random House/ Broadway. 9780767930611.

Conniff, Richard. Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals. Norton. 9780393068931.

Cox, Caroline. The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin. Kaplan. 9781607145516.

Cullen, Dave. Columbine. Twelve. 9780446546935.

de Lint, Charles. The Mystery of Grace. Tor. 9780765317568.

Deniro, Alan. Total Oblivion, More or Less. Random House. 9780553592542.

Dobyns, Jay . No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of Hell's Angels. Random House/Crown. 9780307405852.

Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun. McSweeney. 9781934781630.

Ephron, Hallie. Never Tell a Lie: A Suspense Novel. HarperCollins. 9780061567155.

Gershow, Miriam. The Local News. Spiegel & Grau. 9780385527613.

Gilsford, Ethan. Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. Lyons Press. 9781599214801.

Goodman, Matthew Aaron. Hold Love Strong. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone. 9781416562030.

Johnson, Jeff. Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink. Spiegel & Grau. 9780385530521.

King, Stephen. Under the Dome. Scribner. 9781429148501.

Kitamura, Katie. The Longshot. Free Press. 9781439107522.

March, Stephen. Strangers in the Land of Egypt. Permanent Press. 9781579621858.

Martinez, A. Lee. Monster. Orbit. 9780316041263.

Melko, Paul. The Walls of the Universe. Tor . 9780765319975.

Moerk, Christian. Darling Jim. Henry Holt and Co. 9780805089479.

Nylund, Eric. Mortal Coils. Tor. 9780765317971.

Ollestad, Norman. Crazy for the Storm. Ecco. 9780061766725.

Oyeyemi, Helen. White is for Witching. Nan A. Talese. 9780385526050.

Quinn, Spencer. Dog On It. Simon & Schuster/Atria Books. 9781416585831.

Roesch, Mattox. Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same. Unbridled. 9781932961874.

Roose, Kevin. Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University. Grand Central Publishing. 9780446178426.

Stockett, Kathryn. The Help. Penguin/ Putnam . 9780399155345.

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse. The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet. Norton. 9780393065206.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. Into the Beautiful North. Little Brown. 9780316025270.

Willingham, Bill. Peter and Max: A Fables Novel. Vertigo. 9781401215736.