Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Checking In-#MustReadIn2016

          it's time to share an update from our #MustReadIn2016 goals. Link up with Carrie Gelson at There's A Book for That!  Thanks for hosting us, Carrie!


        I put 23 books on my list this year, and have read 10 of them. I do have some of those unread on my shelves; others I don't. There are many books I want to read, and still want to read some of these, too. If there's a neglected book you think I should not miss, please let me know! I've linked each book read with my Goodreads review. I enjoyed each book thoroughly, and imagine I would enjoy the ones missed, too. Time seems to be the enemy, right? 
        I look forward to seeing other posts, to see what books I should add, oh my! 

from my 2015 list that crossed over


Middle-YA
Navigating Early - Claire Vanderpool

        not read
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets - Evan Roskos
March - Lewis, Aydin, Powell
All The Answers - Kate Messner

for adults
Quiet - Susan Cain


new books added for 2016

Middle-YA
Rooftoppers & Wolf Wilder - Katherine Rundell  
May B.  - Caroline Starr Rose
Stella by Starlight - Sharon Draper
The Marvels - Bryan Selznick
All American Boys - Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

          not read
Glory Be & The Way to Stay in Destiny - Augusta Scattergood
Blue Birds - Caroline Starr Rose
The Meaning of Maggie - Megan Jean Sovern
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
Nightingale’s Nest - Nikki Loftin

          not read
non-fiction
The Prisoners of Breendonk - James M. Deem
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War - Steve Sheinkin

for adults
Unbroken - Lauren Hillenbrand
A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler

for professional development - not read

What We See When We Read - Peter Mendelsund

11 comments:

  1. If I could recommend a not yet read from your list it would be The Meaning of Maggie - a really great MG read. Thanks for checking in Linda!

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    1. You're welcome, Carrie, I'll be sure to find The Meaning of Maggie! Happy reading and start to your year!

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  2. I agree with Carrie! It was on my list this year and I read it earlier this summer. Maggie has a great middle grade voice. A bit edgy, so more for older MG readers.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, with two of you recommending the title, I now have to read it!

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  3. I really enjoyed Wolf Wilder and am going to read Rooftoppers at some point during the upcoming school year. I will also have to find Maggie at some point having read these comments. Thanks for the great list!

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    1. You're welcome, Aaron! I loved both of Katherine Rundell's books!

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  4. Hi Linda, Meaning of Maggie is a book that resonated deeply with me. It's an important read because it was a mirror for me, but it makes a profound window into the world of families who live with chronic illness. Here is my blog post about it. https://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-meaning-of-maggie-by-megan-jean.html

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    1. I'll look at your review, Cheriee. It seems I'd better read this book! Thank you!

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  5. I wish more people would read The Meaning of Maggie! Sad Poets and March, too!

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  6. Of all the ones you haven't read yet, I enjoyed Most Dangerous the most. I love Sheinkin's way of writing riveting nonfiction. I enjoyed The Meaning of Maggie to a certain degree, but I had some issues with it so I'm not as excited about that one as others, but it was okay.

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    1. I do love Sheinkin's work too, & will get to it someday. Thanks, Crystal for your view of The Meaning of Maggie, too.

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