Thursday, December 28, 2017

Must Read in 2017 - List Completed!

In 2017, I created a list of 35 #mustread books, which I just completed with only a few days to go! I am definitely a list maker in most areas of life, and I enjoy having a reading list to guide me as I begin each new year. I tend to make great progress on this list early in the year, and then I slow down as new books pop up and the state award lists are released. This year was no exception, as I followed my typical reading pattern. My list is below:


  • Audacity Jones to the Rescue by Kirby Larson (2/26/17)
  • Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson (2/20/17)
  • The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey (5/31/17)
  • Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schroder (2/25/17)
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold (4/6/17)
  • Compass South by Hope Larson (2/25/17)
  • Flying Lessons by Ellen Oh (3/1/17)
  • The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson (3/5/17)
  • Gone Camping by Tamera Will Wissinger (5/2/17)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (3/15/17)
  • Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes (2/5/17)
  • House Arrest by K. A. Holt (2/12/17)
  • Jumping the Scratch by Sarah Weeks (2/1/17)
  • Liberty by Kirby Larson (3/27/17)
  • Payback by Gordon Korman (3/12/17)
  • Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt (1/23/17)
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (11/10/17)
  • My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter (2/23/17)
  • The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Cylin Busby (12/27/17)
  • Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (4/15/17)
  • Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter (2/21/17)
  • The Playbook by Kwame Alexander (1/14/17)
  • Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz (1/28/17)
  • A Rambler Steals Home by Carter Higgins (5/21/17)
  • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart (1/24/17)
  • Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes (2/5/17)
  • Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan (2/10/17)
  • Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand (1/17/17)
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (2/17/17)
  • Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix (5/27/17)
  • The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (2/1/17)
  • The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli (2/11/17)
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (2/18/17)
  • The World From Up Here by Cecilia Galante (1/7/17)
  • When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (3/8/17)
I enjoy being part of the #mustread community, and I know it helps me to pause and create a reading list at the beginning of each new year. Thank you to Carrie Gelson for hosting. I always look forward to checking out lists and progress of others, while gaining new titles for myself. I did miss part of my reading goal that I shared last year, which was to use a journal to write about my reading. I started out doing this with little consistency, and eventually gave it up completely. This is going to be a priority on next year's list!


  1. Impressive! I never ever finish my list! But it sure is fun trying. Look forward to your 2018 list.

  2. I agree! It's fun to keep track and get ideas from everyone else. Thanks for setting it all up!