For anyone out there with a To Be Read list that seems like it will never end, this challenge is for you! This is all about making your own personal list of books 5? 10? 20? 30? more? that you want to commit to reading in 2017.
Books can be published in any year, be from any genre, and from any category: adult, YA, MG, Graphics, NF, etc titles. All that matters is that they are books you want to be sure not to forget as that TBR list continues to grow! These aren’t the only titles you will read over the year, but a list to help guide your reading. A list to lure you back to a reading path you have set for yourself. Many, many new books will tempt you! Go ahead and read them but having a list like this ensures you will not forget some titles you were determined to read.
If you would like to create and share a list, contact me on twitter (@CarrieGelson) or leave a link in the comments and I will add your list to the #MustReadin2017 lists below. Everyone is welcome! I will update regularly so if you are just seeing this now – go make a list! We’ll be waiting for you.
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Someone asked me about the image for this year – this was taken in my classroom early one morning. Two students were scanning the shelves adding to their To Read lists as they talked titles, authors and genres. I thought this perfectly represented how each of us has been searching on-line and actual book shelves, book blogs and book lists to create personal #MustReadin2017 lists!
Three updates seemed to work for us this year. If you also leave me your twitter handle (if you are on twitter) I will send you a reminder. For those not on twitter, please mark these dates in your calendar. Update posts can be shared on or around these dates – just leave your link in the comment section of my post and share it on twitter using #MustReadin2017
Spring update: Thursday April 6th, 2017
Fall update: Thursday September 7th, 2017
Year end update: Thursday December 28th, 2017
Update posts are purely optional!
They can take whatever format you wish: highlighting your favourites, reasons for not reading, simply a list of what you have read, etc. Here are last year’s update posts on my blog as an example: spring, fall, year-end. Other bloggers do much more creative things than me.
Ready for some inspiration?
Check out the lists.
Mine (Carrie Gelson) is here: My Must Read novels of 2017
Linda Baie‘s list is here: #MustReadin2017
Leigh Anne Eck is going through her boxes: #MustReadin2017
Michele Knot shares her list here: #mustreadin2017
Lisa Maucione joins us this year and shares her list: #MustReadin2017
Hannahlily Angus has 51 titles on her #MustReadin2017 list
Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers provide us with two Must Read lists! Find them here
Bev Baird shares her list here: #MustReadin2017
Tricia Pfell put 40 titles on her #Mustreadin2017 list
Cheriee Weichel split her list into fiction and nonfiction titles! #MustReadin2017
Earl Dizon has a wonderful list shared here:#MustReadin2017
Sarah Valter joins us this year from aheartfullofbooks & shares her list here: #MustReadin2017
Julie Johnson joins us and shares her list here: #MustReadin2017
Virginia Pratt shares her list of “Must Read” Books of 2017
Akilah from The Englishist embeds her Must read list in her Goals for 2017
Welcome to Tara Smith and her #MustReadin2017 list
Kimberley Moran has a book a month plan. Her list is here: #MustReadin2017
Margaret Simon joins in this year with her list: #MustReadin2017
Aaron Cleaveley‘s list includes picture books through adult reads: #MustReadin2017
Cathy Mere is taking her list a month at a time: It’s All about a Plan #MustReadin2017
Holly Mueller shares her list here: #MustReadin2017
Michelle Simpson shares her 35 titles: #MustReadin2017
Elisabeth Ellington made her list by adding titles from all of ours: #MustReadin2017: An Experiment in Crowd Sourcing my Reading Life
Kendra Limback joins us this year. Here’s her list: #MustReadin2017
Crystal Brunelle shares 24 wonderful titles on her #MustReadin2017 list
Deb Frazier joins in to start to take control of her To Be Read Shelf. Her list is here.
Amy Warntz shares her list here: #MustReadin2017
Jill Merkle joins us this year. Here is her list: #MustReadin2017
Jill Swanson adds her list here: #MustReadin2017
Ramona, from Pleasures from the Page shares her list here: Must Read in 2017
Hi Carrie! As always, thank you for hosting. I’ll be sure to check all the lists, including yours, of course. Hope you’ve had a great few days back! My link here: http://www.teacherdance.org/2017/01/must-readin2017.html Will share on twitter in the am
Hi, Carrie! I am excited to join the community this year! I’m looking forward to seeing what others are planning on reading this year. Here is my link: http://www.literacyonthemind.com/2017/01/what-i-will-be-reading-in-2017.html Thanks!
Can’t wait to look at everyone’s list later today!
Thank you Carrie for rounding these up! I hope to do much better this year! http://adayinthelifeof19b.blogspot.com/2017/01/books-in-boxes-mustreadin2017.html
I’m so excited to see what everyone will be reading! This is one of my favorite days of the year. Thank you so much for organizing and hosting! Here’s my link: http://dismalwhimsy.blogspot.com/2017/01/must-read-in-2017.html
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Looking forward to tackling my TBR list! Great challenge Carrie. Here’s my post:
I love this! I had so much fun making my list. This project really inspires me to keep finding new titles. Here’s my post:
Hurrah! Thank you so much for inspiring us all to do this. It was really a challenge to whittle down my list this year. Here’s my post
Thanks for hosting. Here’s my first version. I have to head out to volunteer and may end up more upcoming books later. https://thechroniclesofachildrensbookwriter.wordpress.com/
Or the actual link to the post: https://thechroniclesofachildrensbookwriter.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/must-read-in-2017-mustreadin2017/
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I love this and can’t believe I didn’t know it existed the past few years! Thank you for inspiring and organizing me to kick off 2017! Here’s a link to my list in its current form: https://aheartfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/mustreadin2017-my-list/
I am so glad I found #mustreadin2017! Here’s the link to my list. http://www.raisingreadersandwriters.com/2017/01/mustreadin2017.html
And now I’m off to read what others are going to read and add to my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf. Thank you!
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So glad two (two!) of my book blogging friends participate in this. They have inspired me. Here’s my list: http://wp.me/p14eyw-1zq
Hi, Carrie! I sent you a Twitter message, but here is my link “just in case”! Thanks for hosting this! 🙂 http://www.learnerinspired.com/mustreadin17-my-must-read-books-for-2017/
Wow! Look at all the participants. I decided to dive in. Thanks for the challenge! https://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/mustread2017/
Thanks again for hosting this Carrie, I made sure not to peek at any of the other lists, as mine was too long, except for yours. I think I see the book you remembered to add. A Tale Dark and Grimm was really good, and I have so many girls reading that right now. Once one started, they all wanted it next. I had to find an extra copy. “It’s scary, but I have to read it.” Here is my list for this year, http://tinyurl.com/h4a6cou
Okay, now I am going to look at the other lists.
Carrie, this is just what I needed. My big goal in 2017 is to grow my middle-grade book bank. I’ve decided to take a plan I had for reading in the new year and jump into this event. I know having a community — and a bit more accountability — will keep me on track. Thank you. Thank you.
Here’s my list.
Let’s Read: It’s All About a Plan
Should these books be all 2017 books? I guess I didn’t think about that. I’m always catching up. ;o)
I’m so excited to start a new year!
Happy reading everyone!
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I know I’m so tardy! But I’m going through these links right now, building a new TBR list. This reading opportunity was perfect for me to jump start my reading this year!
I am super late, but here is my list for 2017 – http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2017/01/mustreadin2017.html
Yikes! I hope it’s never too late! I am a primary teacher in central Ohio. My list includes professional books, books on equal rights, and fiction picture books. I am off to a great start reading one book yesterday!
Thank you for hosting and motivating so many!
We share a few titles! The second I finished my graphic, I regretted not including American Street. I suspect it may be the first book I read because of that deep regret. HA!
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