Saturday, September 28, 2019

#MustReadIn2019: Fall Update

I'm always hesitant to show up for these updates because I rarely have made the progress I intended. (see blog post, Why I should Stay Away from Reading Challenges).

But in the interest of accountability, here I am with the four books I've completed listed in blue.

Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford - read this with two friends who I meet with virtually for a book club, a wonderful wintertime read

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord - so glad that I finally got around to this. I immediately passed it to my niece who's teaching 3rd grad this year.

 Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard - one of the ARCs I picked up at NCTE.  You'll cheer for Robinson, the scrappy heroine of this story.

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart - also picked up at as an ARC, so happy to add this one to my completed list. I've yet to meet a book by Gemeinhart that I haven't loved!

On my list, but still unread: 
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Matylda Bright and Tender by Holly M. McGhee
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Looking Back by Lois Lowry 
Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor (this one is autographed)
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck 

So what have I been reading recently instead of my #mustreadin2019 booklist?
  • Two books selected by our summer tween book club: Breakout by Kate Messner and The Explorers by Katherine Rundell
  • Newbery possibilities: New Kid by Jerry Craft, Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga, and The Line Tender by Kate Allen (my newest "favorite" book)
  • The global read aloud for middle grades: The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
 Until our final update . . . happy reading (even if you're not reading from your list)!

1 comment:

  1. Love how you shared what else you have been reading! I loved The Bridge Home too!