With July upon us, we are now halfway 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. Carrie got us all organized to do this, so be sure to head over to her blog for the official link up. I’ve been on a pretty good pace with these books and am about half way through the list. 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. I’m still reading plenty of other books too, but this is a sort of check list to books I really want to read. Books I’ve finished in the last three months are marked in red; previous titles are denoted in blue. Ones that I especially adored and recommend are marked with **. My Caldecott Challenge is still sorely lagging, but I’m hoping to remedy that a bit during July and August.
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 summer reading!
Must Read Books in 2014
Read to date 19/38
Books for Adults
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: 5/12
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 Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates, Newbery Medal 1951 Read in May 2014 Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes, Newbery Medal 1952 Read in May 2014 Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark, Newbery Medal 1953 Read in June 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!