Thursday, December 31, 2015

Must Read in 2015 Completed!

This was my first year to take part in the Must Read Challenge, and I am happy to report that I met my goal of reading (or listening to) 25 books! Most of my reading from this list was done during the first half of the year. Listening to some of the books on audio is a huge help to me. I listen to books on most days while walking on running. My 2015 list is below:

2015 Releases

  • All the Answers by Kate Messner
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Jack by Liesl Shurtliff 
  • Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
  • Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper 
  • The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood
  • The Whisper by Aaron Starmer

Recent Books That I Missed!

  • The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst
  • The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis (I actually just started this one today!)
  • The Paper Cowboy by Kristen Levine
  • The Quirks: Welcome to Normal by Erin Soderberg
  • The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisher

Older Books

  • Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Who Could It Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicker
  • Legend by Marie Lu
Among my favorites of these books are Echo, Fish in a Tree, The Honest Truth, Stella by Starlight, and Legend. I really enjoyed taking part in the challenge, and it was very helpful for me to actually have a list to keep me on track. I have enjoyed seeing other participants' updates, and I am looking forward to taking part in 2016. Thank you, Carrie Gelson, for hosting this challenge!


  1. You are the first person I have seen who has read every title on their list! I am impressed. I also loved Stella by Starlight and the Honest Truth! I read Paper Cowboys as well this year and wow. Hope you will join us in 2016!

  2. Wow! 100% - very impressive. There are always so many new ones that bump my must read list down. Looking forward to your 2016 list.