With April upon us, we are now 1/4 of the way through 2014 and it is the perfect opportunity to check in with where I am on my 2014 reading challenge, known fondly on Twitter as the #MustReadIn2014 Challenge. Below is the list of books I initially posted about in January that I wanted to read during 2014. It is mix of older titles, 2013 titles, and new 2014 titles. I’ve crossed out the books I have read to date. Ones that I especially adored are marked with **. Other than my Caldecott Challenge I feel like, due in part to a good reading month in January, I’m on track to get these titles read. If you’ve done an update for this challenge, please share the link in the comments. I’d love to come check out what you’ve enjoyed, too! Happy Reading and happy spring!
Must Read Books in 2014
Read to date 10/38
Books for AdultsCurrently reading Delancey by Molly Wizenberg
Middle Grade NovelsRunaway King (Ascendance Trilogy #2) by Jennifer Nielsen (2013) Hold Fast by Blue Balliett (2013)
Young Adult Titles
2014 Titles I’m most looking forward to reading:
Newbery Challenge Goal
Read to date: 2/12
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry, Newbery Medal 1949 Read in February 2014 The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli, Newbery Medal 1950 Read in March 2014
I’m shooting for 12 books, or an average of one per month. I’m grateful to have fellow blogger, Elisabeth, from The Dirigible Plum along for the ride as we slowly plug through the challenging middle years of the Newbery Challenge.
Caldecott Challenge Goal
Progress to date : Meh
I’m aiming to get through all Caldecott Medal and Honor winners through 1979. I found I really got weighed down in the 1950s, but I’m hoping to get back some steam for the Caldecott Challenge.
Cheers and may your 2014 be filled with many wonderful reading memories!