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:
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 Carter4/24/16 - audio Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes5/9/16 - audio Blackbird Fly by Erin Estrada Kelly1/30/16 Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bergman1/18/16 - audio Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson1/23/16 Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb2/17/16 Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart3/26/16 Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon1/14/16 Five, Six, Seven, Nate by Tim Federle1/5/16 - audio Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton1/16/16 How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby5/8/16 The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste2/21/16 - audio Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai3/7/16 Peak by Roland Smith1/5/16 Rules for Ghosting by A. J. Maquette10/24/16 Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty1/22/16 - audio
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. Barrie12/30/16 Heidi by Johanna Spyri12/30/16
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne1/17/16
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!