It's time for an update on my #MustReadin2017 list! Thank you, Carrie Gelson, for encouraging us to make reading plans!
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This was one of my Junior High Girls' Book Club picks. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't finish it in time for our meeting. :-( I'm still struggling through it. I know everyone loves it, but I'm finding it a slow read. Ugh!
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
I'm listening to the audio of this book and am captivated by the endearing main characters
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
We read this for a staff book club pick, and I'm so excited it won the 2017 Newbery Award!
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Our staff book club also read this one, and so we were thrilled when we learned that it won a 2017 Newbery Honor!!
Still haven't gotten to it.
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Snow White by Matt Phelan
An interesting historical retelling of Snow White. In order for kids to fully grasp it, they would need background knowledge of the 1920s/30s and would need to do a lot of inferring - it's not an easy graphic novel!
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
Not yet - still want to read it!
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
This was such a unique historical fiction novel for middle graders since it was set in Key West during the Depression Era. I loved being immersed in that setting.
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
I saw Claire on a panel at NCTE and loved what she had to say. I look forward to this book!
It's sitting on my night stand!
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
I got this title from the 2016 Young Adult Fiction Nerdies. I've loved every Sonnenblick novel I've read, so I'm sure this will be no exception.
Still A Work in Progress by Jo Knowles
I bought this a while ago and haven't gotten to it yet. The subject matter in this book hits close to home, so I want to be sure to get to this soon!
Still waiting to read...
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I've been wanting to get to the series for a while now. We picked as one of our books for my Junior High Girls Book Club in the spring. My daughter, Libby, loved it and has gone on to read the rest of the series.
Moo by Sharon Creech
Aw, this brought me back to my 4-H and Warren County Fair days. Loved this simple story of a city girl moving to Maine and discovering the magic of taking care of farm animals and showing them at the local fair. Charming.
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
My book club picked this one for January. It was kind of icky, I have to say.
Got 15 hours in on our way back from Florida after Christmas break - LOVED it so far (and so did my husband - he finished it), but haven't I finished it. :-(
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Presenting Buffalo Bill, The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming
I love Candace Fleming books! I got to see her at NCTE in a round table session, and she talked about this book.
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
I read a Colby Sharp post and a Donalyn Miller post about this book - how can you resist after those two rave about a book?
Nope, not yet, but several of my students have read it, and they loved it!
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz
This is a 2016 Middle Grade Nerdy winner. It looks great!
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Some Kind of Courage, and Dan Gemeinhart Skyped with us after I finished Some Kind of Courage as a 5th grade read aloud. I've yet to get to Scar Island, but many of my students have read it and liked it!
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
I accidentally bought TWO copies of this book - I must have loved the cover! It's about time I read it!
Still need to get it back from Libby! Ha.
Upstream by Mary Oliver
I love Oliver's poetry, and I know I'll love these essays. I lent it out to my daughter, Libby, though, so I need to get it back!
I've read the first two stories and love it so far!
Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh
I'm excited about a book of short stories for middle graders!
Just a few more - these are books that aren't published yet that I can't wait to read!
READ 2/21/17 I like it a lot!
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Requested from the library!
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Oh boy - only 8 out of 25 so far. That's okay! There's still lots of reading to be done in 2017!! The year is young...