Thursday, April 2, 2015

#mustreadin2015 April update

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Update #1!

I did really well in January and February, but by the time March came around, I think every library book I've ever had on hold came in!  I slowed up a bit, still read, just not as much from this list.  But I'm determined to turn that around, even though I have I think 10 novels currently checked out from the library!

This month, April, I'm determined to get to:
A Dog Called Homeless
Wish Girl
Finding Serendipity

We'll see how it goes, but I always feel like declaring it publicly helps :)

The 2016 Bluestem Choice List came out a few weeks ago and that has also put a dent in my #mustreadin2015 list, as I'm trying to read those.  Oh well, read read read :)

Here's my #mustreadin2015 update. 

Books that are coming out in 2015
Wish Girl by Niki Loftin
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven read 1.21.15
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood read 1.04.15
How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel by Jess Keating read 1.02.15
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper read 2.04.15
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John read 2.23.15
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
Jack by Liesl Shirtliff
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff
Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen read 3.05.15
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday by Erin Soderberg
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Books that are part of a series
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
That Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen read 2.22.15
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Villainous by Matthew Cody
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
Always Abigail by Nancy Cavanaugh
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Books that are on the IL 2015 Bluestem list
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
Amulet The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi read 3.27.15

Books that have Newbery buzz
Greenglass House by Kate Milford read 1.29.15
West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Books that I haven't read and I really want to
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner read 1.10.15
Glory Be by August Scattergood
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Blakemore
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
Rules by Cynthia Lord
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
The Nightingale's Nest by Niki Loftin
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana
The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe

Young Adults
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Transitional Chapter Books
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst read 3.24.15

Adult Reads
Wild Things! by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, Peter D. Sieruta
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Best to Laugh by Lorna Landvik

Still much to read!  Happy reading :)


  1. You are doing well. I look forward to your thoughts on A Dog Called Homeless. Such special book. I also highly recommend How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O Connor. This is a fabulous classroom read aloud. Jack is on my list too - I will be reading this title aloud to my class!

  2. You're making a lot of progress on quite an extensive list! I have Landline on CD. Do you want me to send it to you? It was from a Goodreads giveaway so I feel the urge to pass it on to someone else. Let me know and I will be happy to send it. :)

  3. Your list is organized just like mine- the Excel spreadsheet version of it, at least. That makes me so happy!

  4. You've read so many good ones, and you have so many more on your TBR list. I see you want to read Echo in April. I've heard so many good things about it!!

  5. You are making a lot of progress! I sort of forgot about my #mustreadin2015 list--and ALL my 2015 reading goals, for that matter. I've got to get busy!

  6. We share many books but your list is much, much longer than mine. I loved A Dog Called Homeless. There was a "take my breath away" moment for me. I can't wait to see what you have to say about it.

  7. This is so impressive, and you are doing so well!!! I love keeping up with your reading on Mondays :)

  8. I love your list! I have a lot of the same books on mine that are on yours. I'm part of a Mock Newbery group on Goodreads, and Echo is the book we are reading for April-- so you and I may be able to compare notes on that one in a few weeks! ;)

  9. Your list is beautifully organized! You've also got a lot of jewels waiting for you. I especially adored Deborah Wiles Countdown and Revolution and can hardly wait for the third in the series to be published.