Thursday, January 5, 2017

#mustreadin2017



A new year.
Lot of new books to read.
Lots of books to read that have been sitting on my shelf (or on my Kindle) for awhile that I haven't gotten to read yet.
I was happy to find #mustreadin2017.

I'm going with what some other bloggers have done.  I'm choosing 12 books, which means that I will commit to reading one book a month.  I always read more than one book a month, but they tend to be professional books.  The books I'm putting on my list are books that are for me, some nonfiction and some fiction.  I know that I can never read everything I want to read, so this will be a great place to start.

Check out There's a Book For That to read others' #mustreadin2017 lists.

The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead (bonus..I finished this last night, so I've already got one under my belt).

Reading right now:  American Girls Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales

The Connected Child by Karen B. Purvis and David R. Cross

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

I'm participating in a book club with Dr. Barbara Kiefer where we will meet to discuss books that received starred reviews for 2017.  I'm really looking forward to this group and the great discussion.

Forever or a Long, Long Time by Casela Carter

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

Now, I'm off to see what others are going to read this year.  Happy Reading!




8 comments:

  1. I read a lot of middle grade books to recommend to my students and professional texts, but don't spend nearly enough time reading books just for me. Great idea for making a list. I just read The Hillbilly Elegy over the holiday break. It was interesting and made me think. I want to read Commonwealth and the Underground Railroad at some point.

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  2. I read a lot of middle grade books to recommend to my students and professional texts, but don't spend nearly enough time reading books just for me. Great idea for making a list. I just read The Hillbilly Elegy over the holiday break. It was interesting and made me think. I want to read Commonwealth and the Underground Railroad at some point.

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  3. I love that this is for "you", Julie. I am reading When Friendship Followed Me Home right now, but just started. I too want to read Hillbilly Elegy. I saw the author interviewed, fascinating. Underground Railroad is still another you've reminded me of. Thanks!

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  4. Commonwealth Is on my to read list, but didn't make it to my must read list this year. Now that I am retired everything I read is for me. Weirdly enough, I still read MG and YA. there ismething so satisfying in a well written middle grade novel.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your grown-up list. I don't have many adult books on my last, but I was this close to buying Commonwealth. Let me know what you think.

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  6. I read Commonwealth, Hillbilly Elegy, and Small Great Things lately in a burst of adult reading. :-) Enjoy!

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