Update #3 — Year End Wrap Up: My Must Read Books in 2015

Hello, fellow #MustReadin2015 readers! It’s time for my second check in of the year for what I’ve been reading from my list. In a nutshell, not a whole lot of reading checked off on this list but progress is progress! You can see what else I’ve been reading and enjoying here.

Thanks to encouragement from Carrie, at There’s a Book for That, I created a list of books I really want to read during 2015. My list below does not include any 2015 published works, just 2014 or before. These of course won’t be the only books I read this year. There will be plenty of detours along the way and certainly lots of stopping to check out much praised books of 2015, but it’s a great place to start! To see what I’ve read so far this year, look for titles that have been crossed out–blue means I finished those prior to our first check-in and red means I’ve read those since our last check-in. If I really enjoyed the book, I added an asterisk after the title. So far in 2015, I’ve read some gems!

We’d love to have you join us! Happy reading! Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #mustreadin2015 .

My Must Read Books in 2015

Books read to date: 9/25 

Books for Adults

orchardist1  boysintheboat1

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin – finished in August:  I liked this, but it won’t be for everyone. It felt very Steinbeck-like for me with a plot driven by flawed characters, set in Washington State.
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown ** – finished in January

Middle Grade Titles

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  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff** – finished in January
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban** — finished in September
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart** – finished in February

dory1 evolutionofcapurnia glorybe1

  • Dory Fantasmagroy by Abby Hanlon** – finished in February
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood — finished in December; I liked this, but I probably prefer Revolution by Deborah Wiles for stories of a similar theme.

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  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka — finished in December
  • Mathilda by Roald Dahl** – finished in February

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  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern** – finished in March
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea** – finished in March on audio
  • Nest by Esther Ehrlich 

onecrazysummer1 rainreign1 secrethum1

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Secret Hum of Daisy by Tracy Holczer

titanic1 undertheegg1 westofthemoon

  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
  • West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Graphic Novel

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  • Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Young Adult Titles

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  • Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz – finished in July: I loved this touching, often heart-breaking coming of age story.
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman – finished in November

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  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein — finished in December
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner — finished in September

 

 

 

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Update #2: My Must Read Books in 2015

Hello, fellow #MustReadin2015 readers! It’s time for my second check in of the year for what I’ve been reading from my list. In a nutshell, not a whole lot of reading checked off on this list but progress is progress! You can see what else I’ve been reading and enjoying here.

Thanks to encouragement from Carrie, at There’s a Book for That, I created a list of books I really want to read during 2015. My list below does not include any 2015 published works, just 2014 or before. These of course won’t be the only books I read this year. There will be plenty of detours along the way and certainly lots of stopping to check out much praised books of 2015, but it’s a great place to start! To see what I’ve read so far this year, look for titles that have been crossed out–blue means I finished those prior to our first check-in and red means I’ve read those since our last check-in. If I really enjoyed the book, I added an asterisk after the title. So far in 2015, I’ve read some gems!

We’d love to have you join us! Happy reading! Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #mustreadin2015 .

My Must Read Books in 2015

Books read to date: 9/25 

Books for Adults

orchardist1  boysintheboat1

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin – finished in August:  I liked this, but it won’t be for everyone. It felt very Steinbeck-like for me with a plot driven by flawed characters, set in Washington State.
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown ** – finished in January

Middle Grade Titles

absolutelyalmost1 crookedkind1 deathbytoilet

  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff** – finished in January
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban — currently listening to this on audio
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart** – finished in February

dory1 evolutionofcapurnia glorybe1

  • Dory Fantasmagroy by Abby Hanlon** – finished in February
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood — currently listening to this title

goneaway1 guysreadother1 mathilda1

  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka
  • Mathilda by Roald Dahl** – finished in February

meaningofmaggie1 mrterupt1 nest1

  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern** – finished in March
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea** – finished in March on audio
  • Nest by Esther Ehrlich 

onecrazysummer1 rainreign1 secrethum1

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Secret Hum of Daisy by Tracy Holczer

titanic1 undertheegg1 westofthemoon

  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
  • West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Graphic Novel

amulet1

  • Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Young Adult Titles

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  • Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz – finished in July: I loved this touching, often heart-breaking coming of age story.
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

 

 

 

Update #1: My Must Read Books in 2015

Happy Spring, fellow readers! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to warmer, sunnier days that might even permit some outside reading time! Thanks to encouragement from Carrie, at There’s a Book for That, I created a list of books I really want to read during 2015. My list below does not include any 2015 published works, just 2014 or before. These of course won’t be the only books I read this year. There will be plenty of detours along the way and certainly lots of stopping to check out much praised books of 2015, but it’s a great place to start! To see what I’ve read so far this year, look for titles that have been crossed out and are now in red. If I really enjoyed the book, I added an asterisk after the title. So far in 2015, I’ve read some gems!

We’d love to have you join us! Happy reading! Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #mustreadin2015 .

My Must Read Books in 2015

Books read to date: 7/25 

Books for Adults

orchardist1  boysintheboat1

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown **

Middle Grade Titles

absolutelyalmost1 crookedkind1 deathbytoilet

  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff**
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart**

dory1 evolutionofcapurnia glorybe1

  • Dory Fantasmagroy by Abby Hanlon**
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood (currently listening to this title)

goneaway1 guysreadother1 mathilda1

  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka
  • Mathilda by Roald Dahl**

meaningofmaggie1 mrterupt1 nest1

  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern**
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea**
  • Nest by Esther Ehrlich 

onecrazysummer1 rainreign1 secrethum1

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Secret Hum of Daisy by Tracy Holczer

titanic1 undertheegg1 westofthemoon

  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
  • West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Graphic Novel

amulet1

  • Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Young Adult Titles

aristotledante1 ifistay

  • Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

roseunderfire tsoflg1

  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

 

 

 

My Must Read Books in 2015

Happy New Year! I found last year it was quite helpful to have a plan, a guide, if you will, to my reading intentions for the year. With a to-be-read list of over 1,000 books, choosing what to read next can be rather overwhelming. Thanks to encouragement from Carrie, at There’s a Book for That, I created a list of books I really wanted to get to during 2014. Those of us sharing our progress used the hashtag #MustReadin2014.  I finished 29/38 books from my list last year. I’m doing it again here and you can check out Carrie’s post with links to others who have posted their #MustReadin2015 lists. Unlike last year, there are no books published in the current year, just 2014 or before. These of course won’t be the only books I read this year. There will be plenty of detours along the way and certainly lots of stopping to check out much praised books of 2015, but it’s a great place to start. We’d love to have you join us! Happy reading!

My Must Read Books in 2015

Books for Adults

orchardist1  boysintheboat1

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Middle Grade Titles

absolutelyalmost1 crookedkind1 deathbytoilet

  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
  • Death by Toilet Paper by Dnna Gephart

dory1 evolutionofcapurnia glorybe1

  • Dory Fantasmagroy by Abby Hanlon
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

goneaway1 guysreadother1 mathilda1

  • Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  • Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka
  • Mathilda by Roald Dahl

meaningofmaggie1 mrterupt1 nest1

  • The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Nest by Esther Ehrlich 

onecrazysummer1 rainreign1 secrethum1

  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Secret Hum of Daisy by Tracy Holczer

titanic1 undertheegg1 westofthemoon

  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Under the Egg by Laura Mars Fitzgerald
  • West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Graphic Novel

amulet1

  • Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

Young Adult Titles

aristotledante1 ifistay

  • Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

roseunderfire tsoflg1

  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner