The Winners Have Been Announced for the 2015 *Book Shimmy* Awards!

Epic Reads has revealed the winners for the 2015 *Book Shimmy* Awards, celebrating the best in YA literature.

A special congratulations to Germ’s founder, Jennifer Niven! All the Bright Places won in the category of Mental Health Matters! Thank you to all who voted and to all who have read the touching, roller coaster ride that is Violet and Finch’s story.

The complete list of winners and nominees has been posted here. Check it out to see some more of the YA favorites from this past year!

If you’re wanting to read a lot this upcoming year, be sure to check out Germ Magazine’s 2016 reading challenge to mix things up a bit.

Literary Editor/Copy Editor/Managing Editor Briana Bailey has a passion and appreciation for art, including music, writing, photography, and drawing. Her love for reading is why she wishes to one day copy edit novels. Yes, this means she is one of those people who really likes grammar. No, she is not one of those people who corrects other people's grammar when they talk.  (Don't believe her?  Email her at


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