#MustReadIn2019 September Update

Carrie Gelson at There's a Book for That, hosts #MustRead. I have been joining in for the past couple of years. If you have a "want to read" list on Goodreads (or somewhere else) that goes on forever, then you might be interested in joining. All you have to do is choose any number of specific books on that list, and do your best to read them all.
A few times a year Carrie reminds us that it's time to be accountable and post an update of how we are doing. It's a good thing for me since knowing these times are coming up reminds me to focus regularly on reading from my lists. You can see the list of participants on Carrie's Blog here.

This year I created a number of different reading goals from my never ending and always expanding want to read list on Goodreads. My goals were to read at least a specific number of books from different lists including some general fiction, some nonfiction, some from Canadian Indigenous authors, and finally, to read Canadian. You can see my original goals here.

I've done well so far except that I need to read more Indigenous literature. You might also notice that there is some crossover here. I have decided it's ok. 


Here is what I've completed since the last update.

#MustReadin2019 Fiction
I read another eleven of the books on my list bringing my total to 20/25. I also have one on the go! 


Go to this Goodreads list if you want to read more about these books.



The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Meet Yasmin!  by Saadia Faruqi
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman
Under Suspicion (Friday Barnes #2) by R.A. Spratt
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend

#MustReadIn2019 Non Fiction


I have read another six of these bringing my total up to eleven. All of them were brilliant. 


Go to this Goodreads list if you want to read more about these books.



The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry by David L. Carlson
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy by Manjusha Pawagi
Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod
March: Book Two by John Robert Lewis
Too Young to Escape by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Canadian Indigenous Authors
I've read twelve more of my goal of twenty five, bringing my total to eighteen. I've got one on the go. Here is what I've read since our last update. (One of these Indigenous authors is not Canadian)


Go to this Goodreads list if you want to read more about these books.




Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock by Dallas Hunt
The Case of Windy Lake by Michael Hutchinson
Cold Skies by Thomas King
DreadfulWater Shows Up by Hartley GoodWeather
The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette
I Can’t Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam by Bernelda Wheeler
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
Li Minoush: Thomas and His Cat by Bonnie Murray 
Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod
The Red Power Murders by Thomas King
Tilly by Monique Gray Smith 
When a Ghost Talks, Listen (How I Became A Ghost, Book 2) by Tim Tingle

Canadian Authors

So far this year I have read forty eight titles by Canadian authors. I'm well over my goal of twenty five, but sill feel like I need to do more to highlight the amazing talent we have here. Here's what I've added since April. 

Go to this Goodreads list if you want to read more about these books.



The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8) by Louise Penny
The Case of Windy Lake (A Mighty Muskrats Mystery #1) by Michael Hutchinson, 
Cold Skies by Thomas King
DreadfulWater Shows Up by Hartley GoodWeather (Thomas King)
Ebb and Flow by Heather Smith
Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman,
The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce, #10) by Alan Bradley,
A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12) by Louise Penny
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Haunted Hills and Hanging Valleys: Selected Poems 1969-2004 by Peter Trower
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9) by Louise Penny
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
The Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood,
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny 
Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy by Manjusha Pawagi,
Love From A to Z  by S.K. Ali,
Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J McLeod, .
The Missing Donut by Judith Henderson
Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers 
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11) by Louise Penny
Now You're Logging! by Bus Griffiths,
OCDaniel by Wesley King
Otto and Pio by Marianne Dubuc
The Red Power Murders by Thomas King
The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman
Today by Julie Morstad
Too Young to Escape by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7) by Louise Penny
What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucile de Pesloüan
A World Below by Wesley King
You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey


8 comments:

  1. I loved The Benefits of Being an Octopus and so did my granddaughter last year in 4th grade! And I have some of these on my 'longer' list, like Piecing Me Together and Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. You've read a lot of your list, Cheriee! Congratulations!

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    1. Piecing Me Together has been on my MustRead list for a few years. It was well worth the wait.

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  2. Such an honour to be included in your must read list! Thank you!

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    1. I'm so proud to claim you as an amazing Canadian talent Marsha!

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  3. Great job on all of your lists! I steal titles of your Canadian list all the time. Thanks for the post!

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    1. I steal Canadian titles from you all the time too! So glad we are fellow bloggers.

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  4. I want to get my hands on the Thomas King books. Love from A to Z is one that I adored. Happy reading.

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    1. Thomas King's mysteries are a lot of fun Crystal!

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