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!