MustReadin2022 - Fourteen to Love

          Thanks to Cheriee Weichel and Leigh Anne Eck who continue this really important tradition, originated by Carrie Gelson, see the graphic above. If you wish to link a post for 2022, Leigh Anne is gathering HERE until the end of January

          I'm going to write nearly the same thing I did last year!  I didn't finish my list again. Too, too many books are moved to the top of my reading. This time, I'm showing you a book stack of those that will be on my 2022 list. These are those I own and really WANT to read, so will try again for two!  My goals have changed somewhat, am more aware of new authors, some BIPOC, and I want to read their books while also reading those authors I already love. I'm now reading poetry for the Cybils, am a judge for Round Two. And, I seem to be reading more adult books. There are some special ones recently published. Yikes, there are so many!  

         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?

Here's my round-up for last year of those I've read, and I've added the link to my Goodreads review of them. I will add two others to my list from 2022. I READ NINE OF TWELVE ON THE LIST.

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

And here's a pic of my new list, fourteen in all! 

Two from last year:

           The One and Only Bob - Katherine Applegate

           Doodleville - Chad Sell


Nine new on my list - Middle School and Young Adult

           African Town - Irene Latham and Charles Waters - FINISHED

           Tight - Torrey Maldonaldo  - FINISHED

           Flying Over Water - N.H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock  

           The House That Wasn't There - Elana K. Arnold

           The Shape of Thunder - Jasmine Warga

           The Hedgehog of Oz - Cory Leonardo

            Everything Sad Is Untrue - Daniel Nayeri

            Piecing Me Together - Renee Watson  

            Charming As A Verb - Ben Philippe

    Three for Adult - 

            Small Things Like These - Claire Keegan - FINISHED

            All That She Carried -

                The Journey of Ashley's Sack, A Black Family's Keepsake - Tiya Miles

            Lightning Strike - William Kent Krueger - FINISHED

Happy Reading Everyone!

One note: I just picked up Gary Paulsen's final book, Northwind from my local Indie, 

Tattered Cover. While bittersweet, I know I'll read it soon, too. He has given us many stories to love.  FINISHED


  1. I loved Doodleville, Charming is a Verb and Echo Mountain. I envy you working at a used bookstore!

    1. Thanks, Linda, I need to read more of this list!


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