Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Must Read in 2018

When I first started thinking about composing my #mustread list for 2018, I feared that it was going to be more difficult than usual, as it did not seem like I had marked too many upcoming books or prepared well. Once I started going through my stack of ARCs, looking over my Goodreads list, and seeing end of year posts, I found that my problem has been not in coming up with great books, but in narrowing it down. This may be my longest list yet, with 42 books, but I am excited about a wonderful year of reading!

Most of my titles are middle grade fiction, although there are a few YA books mixed in. Several are new 2018 releases, although many are books that I have missed reading during the past couple of years.

  • Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold
  • Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  • Breakout by Kate Messner
  • Chasing Augustus by Kimberly Newton Fusco (1/2/18)
  • Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Code of Honor by Alan Gratz
  • Code Word Courage by Kirby Larson
  • Everything I Know About You by Barbara Dee
  • The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Granted by John David Anderson
  • Grump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee
  • Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre (1/6/18)
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
  • Knockout by K. A. Holt
  • Loser's Bracket by Chris Crutcher
  • One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High (1/6/18)
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson (1/14/18)
  • The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
  • Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  • A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore (1/13/18)
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  • Supergifted by Gordon Korman
  • Tradition by Brendan Kiely
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (1/2/18)
  • The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks
  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
  • We Were Here by Matt de la Pena
  • The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
  • Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
  • You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
My other reading goal involves keeping better notes on some of the books I read. I find that I read quickly and am struggling to keep information straight when I am making recommendations to students down the road. I am working on a journal to help me out in this area. 

I look forward to viewing the lists of other participants and to sharing an exciting year of books. Thank you so much to Carrie Gelson for hosting this group.  Happy reading in 2018!

1 comment:

  1. I see that we have many books in common! Enjoy We Were Here - such a great title!