Wednesday, September 5, 2018

#MustReadIn2018 Recap

Thanks to Carrie Gelson of There's A Book for That for hosting a #MustRead group at different parts the year for those who continue to create a list of 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 her newest update and others, too.

Here are the books from my #MustReadIn2018, and those read so far. The last time, in April, I checked in I had completed FIVE of the thirty-four chosen. This time, yikes, I've read only three more, but they are wonderful!  

If you have any books you are convinced I need to read SOON, tell me in the comments!

Here's what I read from my list since April:

Scythe - Neal Shusterman - The beginning of this series, which I adored. If you like dystopian plots, please take a look

Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds -  Change of plans in an elevator? Who would ever think that this could be so powerful? It is!

Turtles All The Way Down - John Green - He always has the sweetest characters and shows the problems of our lives with sincerity and hope, ALWAYS.

Here's the full list - those in blue are read!

Thirty-Four Books -  

Books read will be changed to blue as we move through the year!

Me And Marvin Gardens - Amy Sarig King
Greetings from Witness Protection - Jake Burt
Posted - John Anderson
Tumble & Blue - Cassie Beasley 
Beyond The Bright Sea - Lauren Wolk
See You In The Cosmos - Jack Cheng
Amina’s Voice - Hena Khan
Hello Universe - Erin Kelly, Isabel Roxas
Flying Lessons & Other Stories - Ellen Oh
American Street - Ibi Zoboi
Scythe - Neal Shusterman
The Smell of Other People’s Houses - Bonnie Sue Hitchcock
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds  
The Hate U Give -  Angie Thomas
Turtles All The Way Down - John Green
All The Crooked Saints - Maggie Stiefvater
Scar Island - Dan Gemeinhart
Playing By Heart - Carmela A. Martino
Solo & The Playbook - Kwame Alexander           
Lucky Broken Girl - Ruth Behar
Titanic, Voices from the Disaster - Deborah Hopkinson  
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Philip Pullman
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Erika L. Sanchez
Dear Martin - Nic Stone


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and The Carlisle Indian School Football Team - Steve Sheinkin

Bright Dead Things - poetry - Ada Limon
H Is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

from past lists:

Countdown - Deborah Wiles
The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
I’ll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson

90 Miles to Havana - Enrique Flores-Galbis
Dash - Kirby Larson


  1. Three more is still progress! Many of the books here are also on my tbr list. I'd say read Amina's Voice soon. I enjoyed that one.

    1. Thanks, Lisa, It is on a smaller stack, and ready!

  2. Such great books! I used to lead a teen book club and Scythe generated the most discussion of any of the books we read. They were fascinated by that world.

    1. I adored that series. Glad to hear about it from your teens!

  3. You have read some fabulous books Linda. Me And Marvin Gardens is definitely a book you should make time for. It's weird and wonderful and has a profound environmental message. I also enjoyed Lucky Broken Girl and The Book of Dust. My (late) list is here:

    1. Thanks for directing my choices, Cheriee! I'll remember!


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