Summer reading is over and fall is here! How have you been doing on your #MustReadin2015 list? Progress? Ready to dive back in this fall? it’s time to share!
My #MustReadin2015 list has 24 titles on it and I have completed sixteen and have just started another title. So, slowly, but surely, making progress. I often get distracted by other books but when I do read a title from this list, I am always reminded of all of the good reasons I placed it on the list in the first place.
Here are the titles I have completed since our last update:
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The courage of a student, the compassion of a teacher, the celebration of spirit. Loved this little gem of a book. And a big shout out to the character of Albert – you are my kind of super hero! How wonderful that this will be a Global Read Aloud selection this fall!
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
Reading about the Penderwicks is soothing. It’s celebratory. It is like coming home after a long trip and being absolutely charmed by the known, the ordinary, the nuances of family. I love every little detail on every page. If you too are a Penderwicks fan, then story details don’t matter, reuniting with these characters is as wonderful as you hoped it might be.
Lost in the Sun written by Lisa Graff
What a concept for a book. What is life after you accidentally kill someone? (freak accident) Now there is a big question! Somehow, this title answers it. A book about a young boy lost. Dealing with family. Making friends. Being really angry. Moving on.
Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
From the title and the cover, one would think this is a light hearted novel. There is humour but it is full of emotions. In fact, I woke up early one morning worried about the character and had to finish the book to make sure all was okay. What do you do when you are twelve, you have lost your Dad and money is an issue? This title explores this reality in creative, but always authentic and sensitive ways. Fantastic characters and family dynamics.
If you have been participating in #MustReadin2015 and written an update post, please share using the #MustReadin2015 hashtag! I know we just shared in July – so if anyone just wants to check in via twitter, that’s wonderful!
Want to know more about #MustReadin2015? Read here This post also includes links to all of the bloggers who wrote Must Read in 2015 lists.
We will share our progress on our year with these lists around about December 31st.
Happy reading everyone!
None of these were on my list, but I have read Death By Toilet Paper & enjoyed it. I do want to get to Lost In The Sun. So many have said how wonderful it is. Thanks for the gathering! Here’s my link: http://www.teacherdance.org/2015/09/must-read-yes-must-read.html
Thanks for participating Linda!
” I often get distracted by other books but when I do read a title from this list, I am always reminded of all of the good reasons I placed it on the list in the first place.” this is so true! So many of these books I’ve always wanted to read, but get distracted by the new and popular. #MustReadin2015 is exactly what I need to encourage me to get these books off my too-long to-read list! Working on my post update now 🙂
I am so pleased that this list making works for you! I really appreciate that I prioritize some of these titles.
Thank goodness for spreadsheets for helping keep me track of things! Since the summer update, I read 8 more books:
-Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
-All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
-Until the End by Christopher Pike
-The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
-The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
-Bound to You by Christopher Pike
-The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
-The Big Four by Agatha Christie
I also edited my list by taking off Moby Dick, adding Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Kate DiCamillo, Watchman, Crenshaw & more! So, now I have 70 books on my list!
70 books! Oh my! Love that you are deciding to take some off! You are getting many read. Thanks for checking in Earl!
Finally finished my post! Sure took me long enough 😛 http://dismalwhimsy.blogspot.com/2015/09/must-read-in-2015-update-3.html
Really enjoyed this Hannahlily!
I scheduled the post, but then forgot that it went live today until just before going to bed. Here’s my update http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2015/09/mustreadin2015-september-update.html
🙂 Isn’t that how it goes? Out of sight, out of mind! You are doing so well! Thanks for joining!
Funny how we have so many similar titles! I loved FISH IN A TREE, the PENDERWICKS, and DEATH BY TOILET PAPER. My list reading has been most pathetic, but you can check it out here: https://notforlunch.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/update-2-my-must-read-books-in-2015/
Hope you had a great summer and super start to the new year!
We do have many books in common! 🙂 I have been very distracted from my list too but always happy to revisit it!