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 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. Often, I am.
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 didn’t read as much as I usually do in 2018 so my list has more titles that are published in 2018 or earlier (19 titles) and fewer 2019 releases (11 titles).
Here is my list:
Published in 2018 or earlier
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
After Zero by Christina Collins
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor
Harbour Me by Jacqueline Woodson Read January 6th 2019 5 stars
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena Read February 11th 2019 4 stars
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway Read February 17th 2019 5 stars
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Lu by Jason Reynolds
All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan Read January 22nd 2019 4 stars
From You to Me by K.A. Holt
Sweep The Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Tight by Torrey Maldonado
Wild Blues by Beth Kephart Read January 29th 2019 5 stars
(Time Castaways #1) The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff
The Last (Endling #1) by Katherine Applegate
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Read March 2nd 2019 5 stars
Published in 2019
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Dig by A.S. King
Song for A Whale by Lynne Kelly
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Read March 7th 2019 4 stars
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith
To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
Where the Heart is by Jo Knowles
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St James by Ashley Herring Blake
What novels are at the top of your TBR list? Please share!