Monday, December 30, 2019

Those #MustReadin2020 Plans


Thanks to Carrie Gelson of There's A Book for That for hosting a #MustRead group at the beginning of 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 out more!
       You can see last year's list in the links above. I only chose 13 & still did not read them all. There are so many wonderful books out there that superseded these. even Michelle Obama's book, sad to say! (It's back on the list for next year!) But I did read 325 books last year, just not all of these!

Here is the list for 2020 (I own all but the final two, no reason not to have read them!)

Maybe He Just Likes You - Barbara Dee
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters - Anne Boyd Rioux
With The Fire on High - Elizabeth Acevedo
Words on Fire - Jennifer Nielsen
Hearts Unbroken - Cynthia Leitich Smith
Shout - Laurie Halse Anderson
Crossover, The Playbook - Kwame Alexander
Momentous Events in the Life of A Cactus - Dusti Bowling
Song for A Whale - Lynne Kelly
Internment - Samira Ahmed
Infinite Hope - Ashley Bryan

           (from last year)
Solo and Swing - also Kwame Alexader  
Becoming - Michelle Obama



  1. This is a great list, but I'm sorry to say, many are still waiting to be read by me as well. I think I'll participate in #MustReadin2020 this year to give myself impetus.

    1. It is hard to keep up, I know, Alex, but the group sharing does help us all keep going! I'll look for you! Thanks!

  2. Just finished Song for a Whale! Enjoy!

    1. My granddaughter is now reading and loving it. My turn next! Thanks, Carrie!

  3. I've added Becoming to my 2020 nonfiction must read list. With The Fire on High is on my tentative list for next year.

    1. Glad to know not everyone has read Becoming, Cheriee! Here's to a great year of reading!

  4. Hi Linda! It has been a long time since I have been to your space. Bloggin has taken a back seat, but I hope to change that in 2020. You have several on your list that I would still like to read. Maybe He Just Likes You is an important book for kids and adults who work with kids. Barbara does such a good job of writing at that level about tough topics. Happy New Year, Linda!

    1. I need to read Maybe He Just Likes You soon. I have it, bought it for my older granddaughter, entering middle school next year! Thanks for coming by, Leigh Anne. I see you other places, hoping you will share what you're reading!


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