In January, I had 30 titles on my #MustReadin20189 list and a plan: read at least 20 books on the list. Permission to read most of the titles makes for a more enjoyable year of reading. I still have unread titles on my list. And that’s okay! It was, as always, a happy process to make a reading plan and try to commit to it.
Making a list like this is about being enthused about a year of reading ahead. It is also about building community. 28 other bloggers joined me in making #MustReadin2019 lists of their own. Many people remained connected all year, posting (purely optional always) updates. Others only occasionally glanced at their lists. It doesn’t matter. It’s all about being excited about an ever growing and changing book list. And sometimes, just making the list signifies a commitment to being a reader even if you don’t read a single title from your list! Other reading happens. And life happens. And so we do our best.
This year I finished only 18 of the 30 titles on my list. All things considered, this is amazing. Something to celebrate even if it is not the progress I usually make.
Since the fall update, I completed these titles.
Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
My dear #MustRead community, I am hoping to get it together enough to host this challenge for 2020. Please look out for signs that I pulled it together by January 1st. If it doesn’t happen, know that I am with you in reading spirit.
Thanks so much for providing a space and inspiration for setting reading goals and sharing with each other. As always, I’ve appreciated being part of the community. 🙂 https://readingtl.blogspot.com/2019/12/mustreadin2019-final-update.html
It’s a great community! Love that you are a part of it!
Thanks so much, Carrie! I love this little reading community we’ve had for the past couple of years. In fact, you’ve inspired me to do something similar with my children’s lit class in the spring.
I hope you’re having a joyous holiday season!
Here’s my update: https://wp.me/p14eyw-2ho
So pleased that this provided inspiration!
We know you will be with us in spirit no matter what Carrie. I appreciate that you introduced me to this whole reading community.
My December update is here: https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.com/2019/12/mustreadin2019-december-update_29.html
Love how much you have embraced the challenge!
Like you, I did not make as much progress on my goal as I hoped but was still really happy to be a part of this reading community and see all these great lists. Thanks so much for setting this up again for us.
So nice to have you be a part of it!
I will miss you, and have missed you on Mondays, Carrie, but thank you for all the time you’ve taken to keep this group together! Happy New Year to you and your family! Here’s my post completing this year: https://www.teacherdance.org/2019/12/those-mustreadin2020-plans.html
Thanks for connecting Linda!
Eighteen books is good! I got sidetracked, for sure, but I still read a lot — just not from the list. Thanks for sharing! Here’s to more reading fun in 2020!
Thanks Jennifer! Happy reading to you!
Final update! So grateful for this community!
Thank you Carrie for being our fearless leader! Although I read and my met my Goodreads challenge, I wasn’t so successful with this one! Here is my wrap-up post: https://adayinthelifeof19b.blogspot.com/2019/12/mustreadin2019-wrap-up.html
I am SUPER late in posting my year end update. But here’s my link: https://millermemo.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/mustreadin2019-12-31-2019 I look forward to checking out everyone else’s posts this week. Thank you for hosting this yearly community, Carrie!