Carrie Gelson at There's a Book for That, started the #MustRead community, and it's been a pleasure and a reminder to check my list to see what I really MUST read before the book, again, slips to the bottom of the ever-growing stack. I am grateful to Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life and Cheriee Weichel at Library Matters who are following Carrie's lead and hosting this year! Thanks so much for doing this, Leigh Anne and Cheriee!

        You can find all the link-ups at Leigh Anne's post - link above

       I didn't finish my list from last year. I've added only one book from it to this year and it is Elizabeth Acevedo's With The Fire on High. And I have chosen to start this year with it. I own all twelve books in this collage below, some I bought, some I won early in the year. I don't know why I've skipped by them, am sure I will love each one! That's the way 2020 seemed to go, aimless scattered reading, sometimes reading three or more books at once, not always finishing them. But it is my goal to read these this year, maybe one a month, maybe more? I already have a second stack of books from the second part of the year that I also want to read, not sharing, but they are there, in my library, waiting! Here we go into a new time, one in which I want to be sure I read more books from diverse authors, one I want to be sure I pick up a book that someone recommends, and one I choose that just seems to fit my life right then. 

         Remember I work at a used bookstore with co-workers and customers also recommending their recent "great reads". My list grows longer there, too, in addition to reading all your posts, and ones on Monday with the #IMWAYR group, on twitter, etc. It's a pleasure that I won't whine about. How could we ever tire of learning about good books?

I love this Anna Quindlen quote: "“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

Happy Reading Everyone!

Books Finished:

With The Fire on High - Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo

Echo Mountain - Lauren Wolk

The Black Friend - Frederick Joseph

Prairie Lotus - Linda Sue Park

We Dream of Space - Erin Entrada Kelly

Coop Knows The Scoop - Taryn Souders

Superman Smashes the Klan - Gene Luen Yang

Show Me A Sign - Ann Clare LeZotte

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