It is mid-way through October and we are now more than three-fourths the way through 2014. How am I doing on my reading goals for the year? This is part of 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. My pace of reading titles from this list have slowed a bit, but I’m steadily chipping away at it. 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 am hoping to get to by year’s end. Books I’ve finished in the last three months or am currently reading are marked in red; previously completed titles are denoted in blue. Ones that I especially adored and recommend are marked with double asterisks, **. That Caldecott Challenge? Hmm . . . not so good on that one. Maybe next year? And as for the thirteen remaining titles on my list, plus my goal of four more Newbery titles by December 31 means only one thing. Must. Read. Faster.
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 25/38
Books for AdultsUnaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri Currently Reading
Middle Grade NovelsHold Fast by Blue Balliett (2013)
Young Adult Titles
2014 Titles I’m most looking forward to reading:
Newbery Challenge Goal
Read to date: 8/12
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 And Now Miguel . . . by Joseph Crumhold, Newbery Medal 1954 Read in August 2014 Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, Newbery Medal 1984 Read in August 2014** Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal 1995 Read in August 2014**
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, Newbery Medal Currently Reading
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!