Wednesday, January 4, 2017

#Must ReadIn2017

            Carrie Gelson of There's A Book for That hosts a #MustReadIn2017 group at the beginning of the year of those who continue to create a list of those lonely books on shelves or lists that we are excited about when bought or listed, then ignore, or find others that call more loudly.  See the above link to Carrie's blog to find out more!
            Everyone has reasons for NOT reading, but a few years ago, it was thought that we should pay more attention to those we KNOW will be good, yet ignored because there are many others being published NOW! I'll put my list above with the one from 2016, and will try hard to do better with it than I did last year! I know that "too many books, not enough time" is something we all say, but here is a new year, and a list of books that need a little love. Great widget for us, Carrie!




#MustReadIn2017

Books read will be changed to blue!

        from previous lists - Still want to read!

Middle-YA
March - Lewis, Aydin, Powell
All The Answers - Kate Messner
Blue Birds - Caroline Starr Rose
Glory Be & The Way to Stay in Destiny - Augusta Scattergood
The Meaning of Maggie - Megan Jean Sovern

newly added, but some books from the past, still want to read and some from last year I haven't read

fiction YA

I Will Always Write Back - Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch
One Safe Place - Tania Unsworth
Anna and the SwallowMan - Gaviel Savit
I am The Messenger - Markus Zuzak
The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
Libertad - Alma Flor Ada
Crow - Barbara Wright
I’ll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson
The Best Man - Richard Peck
90 Miles to Havana - Enrique Flores-Galbis

fiction middle grade

When Friendship Followed Me Home - Paul Griffin
Dash - Kirby Larson
Love, Amalia  & My Name Is Maria Isabel- Alma Flor Ada
Countdown - Deborah Wiles
Graceling - Kristen Cashore
The Girl Who Drank The Moon -  Kelly Barnhill
Parched -  Melanie Crowder

graphic novels

all the March books  - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin Nate Poerll
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman,  P. Craig Russell

 adult 

Upstream - Mary Oliver

20 comments:

  1. So pleased to see the Augusta Scattergood stories on this list! Enjoy these! Excited for a great year of reading together.

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    1. Don't know why I haven't gotten to them, but will for sure this year! Thanks, Carrie!

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  2. I got All the Answers a few months ago and it's been sitting on my desk since. I have Liberty by Kirby Lawson, not Dash, but I think it's part of the same series. I've had it since the summer. I want to read both, but they actually didn't make my must read list since I only put books to be published in 2017 on there. Like you said - so many books, so little time! I loved When Friendship Followed Me Home.

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    1. Sounds as if we're on the same "page", ha ha! I'll look for your list, and probably will add more to my second one! Happy Reading, Lisa!

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  3. So many great choices! I particularly love I am the Messenger and Crow (I don't think I hear people talking about Crow much anymore, I am so glad you've put it on your list!) I can't wait to read what you think of these titles through the year :-)

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  4. I am determined to read most. They are all on my shelves, waiting! Glad to hear some recommendations for what to go to first! Thanks!

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  5. I am considering doing this this year. I am starting to scratch out a list.

    I loved Blue Birds and look forward to Caroline's new book this year.

    I need to look at Carrie's post to see what the guidelines are. I am really bad at setting reading goals and not following through. Maybe the periodic check ins will help. But I know as the year goes on, I'll add more books. I'm guessing there's no rule against that.

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    1. I usually don't add more to the list, but certainly read others along the way, too. That's why the list. These books keep getting delayed! Glad to hear about Bluebirds, and will look for your list, Margaret!

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  6. I almost put Graceling on my list too. I've owned it for a very long time. I'll be looking for your review when you get to it!

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    1. I wonder why it didn't "catch" us? Will aim for it soon!

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  7. I discovered Agusta Scattergood this year and fell in love with her work. I'll need to check out these other titles. We have some similar titles, and there are a lot on your list that are new to me. You are so right, there is never enough time to read everything we want to read. It's fun to dream though, isn't it? Happy Reading!

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    1. I need to read Augusta's books, feel bad that I've put them off because I know I will love them. There's always one more good book, isn't there? Thanks, Julie!

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  8. I went through my book boxes and purged books while making this year's list. The funny, yet sad part is that I have 7 books from your list that are still in my boxes!

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    1. I do understand, Leigh Anne. We all are sharing that story! Thanks!

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  9. Hi Linda, I want to read the March series also, but don't know if I will manage it. The Meaning of Maggie is one of those books that resonated big time with me. There were lots of personal connections for me so I can verify its authenticity. I Am The Messenger is one of those books I finished up wondering what the heck just happened? (My favourite kind of book!) Happy reading this year.

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    1. Thanks, Cheriee, and especially for your recommendations from my list. Happy Reading to you, and I'm glad we'll keep checking in with each other!

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  10. I'm reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon right now and am really enjoying it. I LOVED I'll Give You the Sun, and I have some students who have read I'll Always Write Back and really liked it. Upstream is on my list, too. Happy reading!

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    1. According to everyone's recommendations, I'm making the priority list, Holly. Thanks for yours!

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  11. I made a Goodreads list simply for these posts! I added All the Answers from your list. I'm looking forward to this challenge!

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    1. Sounds good, Kendra. I know I will like All The Answers. Like the others, I've just put it off. Happy Reading!

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