I've finally got this year's must read list whittled down to 60 books. I'm calling it quits and hope to get most of them done. Somewhere in the middle of trying to figure out what ones I really want and need to read, I realized that I'm sure I need and want to read them all. I wouldn't put them into Goodreads if this was not true! I often put them on hold at our local library at the same time. Then, out of the blue, I end up with monster piles of books due in a few weeks and feel overwhelmed by what I have to read. This has to end.
This year I'm going to try to do things differently. I've got a plan!
I've also created two new lists. Sigh...
I plan to read one professional book a month (I've already got a few on that list)
I also want to read at least one adultish nonfiction a month.
I'm starting with these first 20 books, then I'll see how it goes.
The crossed off ones I've already finished.
Shelter Pet Squad #1: Jelly Bean by Lord, Cynthia5 stars The Princess in Black by Hale, Shannon Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) by Stiefvater, Maggie Loot by Jude Watson Brown Girl Dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Keating, Jess As Simple as It Seems by Weeks, Sarah Finding Ruby Starling Rivers, Karen All Alone in the Universe by Perkins, Lynne Rae Imperfect Spiral by Levy, Debbie
- Boys of Blur by Wilson, N.D.
A Tangle of Knots by Graff, Lisa Rain Reign by Martin, Ann M. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Auxier, Jonathan Dance of the Banished by Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy, #3) by Nielsen, Jennifer A. The School of Essential Ingredients by Bauermeister, Erica Jinx by Blackwood, Sage The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman, Neil This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Cavanaugh, Nancy J.
- These Gentle Wounds by Dunbar, Helene
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1) by Fforde, Jasper Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Lamana, Julie T. Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Gier, Kerstin
- House of Purple Cedar by Tingle, Tim
Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages, #1) by Armstrong, K.L.
- Golden Boy by Tarttelin, Abigail
Bird by Chan, Crystal Circa Now by Turner, Amber McRee The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Greenberg, Isabel Winger (Winger, #1) by Smith, Andrew Nest by Ehrlich, Esther
- Amanda in Alberta: The Writing on the Stone by Foster, Darlene
All the Answers by Messner, Kate The Shadow Hero by Yang, Gene Luen
- The Milk of Birds by Whitman, Sylvia
Crossing Bok Chitto by Tingle, Tim The Crossover by Alexander, Kwame
- Life on Mars by Brown, Jennifer
- Wild Child by Plourde, Lynn
Beholding Bee by Fusco, Kimberly Newton Fish In A Tree by Hunt, Lynda Mullaly Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Vaught, Susan A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius by Matson, Stacey The Witch's Boy by Barnhill, Kelly
- Wish Girl by Loftin, Nikki
- On the Jellicoe Road by Marchetta, Melina
- The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Amato, Mary
- Blankets bye Thompson, Craig
- Half a World Away by Kadohata, Cynthia
- Codename Zero (The Codename Conspiracy #1) by Rylander, Chris
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Hodkin, Michelle
- Courage for Beginners by Harrington, Karen
- Dash by Larson, Kirby
- Death by Toilet Paper by Gephart, Donna
Greenglass House by Milford, Kate The Mark of the Dragonfly by Johnson, Jaleigh The Meaning of Maggie by Sovern, Megan Jean West of the Moon by Preus, Margi The True Meaning of Smekday by Rex, Adam