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!
Where will our reading lives take us? What adventures and emotions will we experience through the books we read? Always, there are endless possibilities.
So many books. Limited time.
New books to 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. As always these titles will represent only a portion of my reading. My goal? To read most of these. I use this list like a a road map of where to turn next when I come to a pause in my reading choices. It is always waiting to guide me. But it also waits patiently when I am distracted by new books.
Making a list like this – a To Read list – also allows us to reflect on the reading that we want to do. I know I want to emphasize middle grade novels. I also want to ensure that I am reading from various genres but honour that I will typically gravitate to realistic fiction.
This year I split my list in two. Half of these books are titles published in 2017 or earlier and the rest published in 2018. Hopefully, this will be a nice balance of newly published titles and titles that I have discovered from my fantastic PLN as not to be missed.
2017 or before
These first two titles are from my #mustreadin2017 list that I still want to read
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Read March 22nd 2018 5/5 stars WishTree by Katherine Applegate Read March 29th 2018 5/5 stars The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser Read January 13th 2018 5/5 stars Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling Read February 4th 2018 4/5 stars
Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh Read February 11th 2018 5/5 stars Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore Read June 10th 2018 3/5 stars Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess Read February 18th 2018 5/5 stars
Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Read January 21st 2018 5/5 stars
Titles published in 2018
Grump by Liesl Shurtliff
The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Read July 14th 2018 5/5 stars Good Dog by Dan Gemeinhart Read March 27th 2018 4/5 stars Loser’s Bracket by Chris Crutcher Read June 23rd 2018 5/5 stars Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed Read July 11th 2018 5/5 stars
Breakout by Kate Messner
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor Read April 22nd 2018 5/5 stars A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi Read May 6th 2018 4/5 stars Escape from Aleppo by N. H. Senzai Read May 13th 2018 5/5 stars
Sunny by Jason Reynolds
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Knock Out by K.A. Holt Read February 18th 2018 5/5 stars Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead Read July 15th 2018 5/5 stars
What novels are at the top of your TBR list? Please share!