Sunday, January 3, 2016

Must Read in 2016


Here we are at the beginning of a brand new year, and it's time to make new reading goals. Last year was my first time to actually share a written list of books to read, and it was a great inspiration to me, while also helping me stay on track. It was fun to watch other participants' progress when updates were posted. I am excited to take part again! I have only included kid lit for my challenge this time. I have divided the books into three categories: 2016 Releases, (Fairly Recent) Books I've Missed, & Classics. The books I plan to read are listed below:


2016 Releases
These are several of the 2016 books that I am looking forward to reading.
  • Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban (January 5) 1/16/16
  • Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock (January 5) 1/18/16
  • Soar by Joan Bauer (January 5) 1/28/16 
  • The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson (January 26) 4/3/16
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (January 26) 3/25/16 
  • Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Kormon (February 2) 3/6/16
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker (February 2) 1/30/16
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (February 23) 2/15/16
  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor (March 1) 3/11/16
  • Summerlost by Allie Condie (March 29) 2/28/16
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander (April 5) 1/10/16
  • Just Like Me by Nancy Cavanaugh (April 5) 3/13/16
  • The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan (April 12) 5/18/16
  • Ramie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (April 12) 4/23/16
  • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks (April 26) 1/13/16
  • The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy (May 10) 12/4/16
  • The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May 3) 6/2/16
  • The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (June 7) 4/16/16
  • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin (June 28) 6/8/16
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes (July 12) 4/3/16

Books I've Missed
These are books that were published in the past few years that I have wanted to read and just didn't get to them.
  • All Fall Down by Ally Carter 4/24/16 - audio
  • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes 5/9/16 - audio
  • Blackbird Fly by Erin Estrada Kelly 1/30/16 
  • Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bergman 1/18/16 - audio
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson 1/23/16
  • Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb 2/17/16
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart 3/26/16
  • Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon 1/14/16
  • Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle 1/5/16 - audio
  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton 1/16/16
  • How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby 5/8/16
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 2/21/16 - audio
  • Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai 3/7/16
  • Peak by Roland Smith 1/5/16
  • Rules for Ghosting by A. J. Maquette 10/24/16
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty 1/22/16 - audio
Classics
I am going to add just a few older books that are mostly rereads for me, but it has been years!
  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie  12/30/16
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri 12/30/16
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne 1/17/16

My list is made up of forty books, which is fifteen more that last year, but I have more new releases on this list, and those are ones I am always anxious to read. I am looking forward to a year full of great books. Let the reading begin!






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19 comments:

  1. I am adding this new Nora Raleigh Baskin title to my TBR list. Love her work. Death By Toilet Paper was a wonderful surprise for me. I hope you enjoy it. Also look forward to your thoughts on Full Cicada Moon which was on my list this year and I instantly devoured it in one reading afternoon.

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    1. I have one book ahead of Full Cicada Moon so I am hoping to read it this weekend. Thanks!

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  2. I've got some of these on my list as well. I want to read some Roland Smith, but just can't find time for it.

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    1. I just finished Peak, and it is a great book. I can't believe how much I learned about climbing as I read!

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  3. You have some amazing titles! I just started Chains as our class read aloud! Good luck with your reading!

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    1. I have heard great things about Chains, and now I see another will be coming! I am not sure how I have let it slip by me with reading it. Very soon!

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  4. Great list, michelle! Love the 2016 titles. Can't wait for a lot of them!

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    1. We have a great year of reading coming up!

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  5. Thank you for sharing those coming out, many new to me, Michelle. I'm looking forward to so many of them, too.

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    1. It looks like a great year of fabulous new titles!

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  6. I love that you added some rereads to your list as well. There are some books I'd love to read again, but I never make the time. This is a great way to do that! You have a fantastic list of super interesting titles and I can't wait to see what you think as you read them!

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    1. I am not one to reread very often, as my to read list is always so long, but I am going to try!

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  7. I love that you added some rereads to your list as well. There are some books I'd love to read again, but I never make the time. This is a great way to do that! You have a fantastic list of super interesting titles and I can't wait to see what you think as you read them!

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  8. I love how you organized your list, Michelle. It's nice that you make an effort to get to those ones that you felt got away from you. A common feeling, I think. Happy Reading this year!

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  9. I love how you organized your list, Michelle. It's nice that you make an effort to get to those ones that you felt got away from you. A common feeling, I think. Happy Reading this year!

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  10. I think it's interesting we only share a few titles...However, I think you should move Book Scavenger to the top of your TBR pile. Loved it! Enjoy!

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  11. Booked and Death by Toilet Paper are two I also have on my list. I loved Bayou Magic, The Jumbies, Listen Slowly and many others on your list. I think you'll have a great year of reading.

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