It’s time for our first #MustReadin2016 update! How are you doing with your list? Making progress? Only read a few? Enjoying other titles? Please share!
This is my list of 30 titles and my thinking back in January:
“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.”
I seem to be on a reading roll with this list so the reasons must have been excellent! I have read 12 titles so far, which is 40% of my list 4 months into the year. And . . . I am in the middle of 2 more of these books.
Titles I finished (listed in the order I read them):
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Stand Off by Andrew Smith
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Paper Hearts by Meg Wivott
This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart
I gave each of these titles a 4 or 5 stars and at this point, I can’t really pick a favourite. All of them are well worth reading. If I had to select a few to do a little extra raving about, it would be these titles:
Stand Off by Andrew Smith (YA)
The main character in this novel (sequel to Winger) is a character everyone needs to meet. I will always have such a soft spot in my heart for Ryan Dean West. Start with Winger if you haven’t read it!
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart (MG)
This really was some kind of courage depicted in this title. Full of adventure and still incredibly character driven. An excellent middle grade novel – wonderful as a read alone or a read aloud.
This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart 9YA)
I adore Beth Kephart‘s writing. I truly get lost in her words and images and begin to view the world differently. More beautifully. If you have yet to read a Kephart novel, this is a lovely read.
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (YA)
I read this aloud to my family (2 thirteen year olds and my husband). We all were hooked very quickly. I wept reading the final pages. A MUST for high school libraries.
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Next update will be on September 1st 2016!