The season of reading goals – and books to read next are always foremost on my mind!
One of the best things I did last year was to take a serious look at my TBR lists and piles and think about what I wanted to make sure I read over the year before new titles kept me from ever getting to important titles on my list. Last year I had 20 must read titles. This year it is 30. Of course, I plan to read many more books over the year but this list ensures I don’t miss books that are real priorities.
Last year my focus was on some specific genres: fantasy, historical fiction and books set in other places. This year I have some more realistic fiction on the list. These titles just sort of organized themselves in this way. I went through my To Read Shelf on Goodreads, various book stacks around the house, my library holds and then checked out my children’s bookshelves. (Often I suggest book titles for them from Grandmas and Aunties that I want to read too!)
In no particular order . . .
Sequels, next in a series – titles I can’t miss and am eagerly waiting for!
Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood (Read June 22nd, 2014)
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Read March 31st, 2014)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle 3) by Maggie Stiefvater Had to share this gorgeous cover here – had been impatiently waiting for release of this title, cover and official publication date (October 28th, 2014) (Read December 27th, 2014)
Rose Under Fire by Elisabeth Wein (Read December 28th, 2014)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Read March 23rd, 2014)
Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (Read July 5th, 2014)
Titles by authors I have loved
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Read January 3rd, 2014)
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Read February 15th, 2014)
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (Read December 22nd, 2014)
The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner (Read July 15th, 2014)
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (Read April 18th, 2014)
Realistic Fiction/Potential emotional reads
Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (Read January 11th, 2014)
13. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (Read January 25th, 2014)
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech (Read March 20th, 2014)
We were Liars by E. Lockhart (Read July 15th, 2014)
Thieving (borrowing) 🙂 from my children’s book shelves
Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy (Read March 6th, 2014)
Listening for Lucca by Suzanne Lafleur (Read February 23rd, 2014)
After Iris by Natasha Farrant (Read October13th, 2014)
Wake up Missing by Kate Messner (Read December 30th, 2014)
21. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Every Day After by Laura Golden (Read March 6th, 2014)
Other titles based on persuasive recommendations from the #IMWAYR community and book loving friends:
23. More than This by Patrick Ness
24. Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
25. Prisoner 88 by Leah Peleggi
Legend by Marie Lu (Read January 7th, 2014)
The Living by Matt de la Pena (Read January 31st, 2014)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Read April 20th, 2014)
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle (Read March 19th, 2014)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee (Read May 15th, 2014)
Anyone else out there have must-read titles in their huge To Be Read pile? Please share!
To learn more about #MustReadin2014 – read here.