For those readers and list makers, nothing is more exciting than January! The time to make an amazing list of books to read for the year!
A new year and new book possibilities. Where will our reading lives take us? What adventures and emotions will we experience through the books we read. Always, there are endless possibilities.
How amazing is that?
There are so many books and limited time.
New books distract us from other books.
A must read list ensures not all are forgotten!
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Here are the 30 titles I am going to try and read over this year. I often read 70-100 novels a year, so these titles represent only a portion of my reading. And . . . I won’t necessarily get to all of them. My goal is to try and get to most of these. Including them here guarantees they remain on my radar because as I made this list, I had very good reason for placing them on it. If the reasons remain, the book will be read. That’s usually how it works.
Making a list like this – a To Read list – also allows us to reflect on the reading that we want to do. I ask myself questions like: Am I reading widely over various genres? Do I have a mix of GN, MG and YA reads? Do the novels I read include diverse characters that reflect the students I teach? The world I don’t know? The experiences I need to know more about?
Books are in no particular order (I have also included the year each was published)
Books that have lots (or at least some) of hype in my book world:
Paper Hearts by Meg Wivott (2015) Read March 24th, 2016 5/5 stars Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo (2013) Read January 21st, 2016 4/5 stars Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (2015) Read February 5th, 2016 5/5 stars Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar (2016) Read May 29th, 2016 5/5 stars The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (2016) Read October 17th, 2016 4/5 stars
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee (2016)
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (2015) Read March 13th, 2016 5/5 stars House Arrest by K.A. Holt (2015) Read June 5th, 2016 5/5 stars More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera (2015) Read February 3rd, 2016 4/5 stars
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones (2015)
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton (2015) Read January 2nd, 2016 5/5 stars
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (2015)
New titles from authors I love:
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (2016) Read July 5th, 2016 5/5 stars Booked by Kwame Alexander (2016) Read May 21st, 2016 4/5 stars The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner (2016) Read October 2nd, 2016 5/5 stars
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith (2015)
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (2016) Read March 14th, 2016 5/5 stars Pax by Sara Pennypacker (2016) Read July 23rd, 2016 5/5 stars Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (2015) Read January 8th, 2016 4/5 stars Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (2016) Read April 14th, 2016 5/5 stars Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (2015) Read March 23rd, 2016 5/5 stars Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (2016) Read May 19th, 2016 5/5 stars All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor (2016) Read April 30th, 2016 5/5 stars All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (2015) Read March 21st, 2016 5/5 stars This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart (2016) Read March 27th, 2016 5/5 stars
Sequels I don’t want to miss:
Red: The true story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff (2016) Read December 19th, 2016 5/5 stars Stand Off by Andrew Smith (2015) Read March 19th, 2016 5/5 stars The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage (2015) Read December 24th, 2016 5/5 stars
Winter By Marissa Meyers (2015)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (2016) Read December 31st, 2016 5/5 stars
What novels are at the top of your TBR list? Please share!