Thursday, December 31, 2015

#mustreadin2015 final update

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I made big reading plans for 2015.  I knew they were lofty back when I made them.  Here's my original post.  
As I said in the post, I was not going to be disappointed if I did not read every book on this list.  I read a lot on this list, and I read a lot that were not on the list.  I hope to get to every single book on this list at some point or another.  I celebrate reading, not crossing off every book on a list.
I will join Carrie Gelson again for #mustreadin2016.  I already have a plan in place.  I'm going to try something new for the upcoming year.  Come back on January 5th to see the new plan I have!
Here's my #mustreadin2015 end of the year update.

Books that are coming out in 2015  I read 14/18 books published in 2015
Wish Girl by Niki Loftin read 5.14.15
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 read 7.13.15
Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks read 12.31.15
Jack by Liesl Shirtliff read 5.07.15
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart read 12.23.15
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb
Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff read 11.04.15
Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen read 3.05.15
The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein listened to 10.30.15
The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday by Erin Soderberg
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan read 5.01.15

Books that are part of a series  I read 5/9 books that are in a series
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle listened to 6.19.15
That Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen read 2.22.15
Countdown by Deborah Wiles read 6.13.15
Revolution by Deborah Wiles read 6.21.15
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Villainous by Matthew Cody
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer read 4.10.15
Always Abigail by Nancy Cavanaugh
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Books that are on the IL 2015 Bluestem list  I read 3/4 books from the 2015 Bluestems
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick read 8.29.15
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean read 4.04.15
Amulet The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi read 3.27.15

Books that have Newbery buzz  I read 1/2 books that had 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  I read 4/16 books that I really wanted to get to
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner read 1.10.15
Glory Be by August Scattergood listened to 8.27.15
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer read 10.03.15
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Blakemore
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
Rules by Cynthia Lord read 6.23.15
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  I read 2/3 young adult books
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson read 7.01.15
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson read 6.27.15
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Non-Fiction  I read 0/1 nonfiction books
The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Transitional Chapter Books  I read 1/1 transitional chapter books
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst read 3.24.15

Adult Reads  I read 1/5 adult reads
Wild Things! by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, Peter D. Sieruta
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes read 8.22.15
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Best to Laugh by Lorna Landvik

I read 31/59 books that I intended to read this year.  I promise to get to the other books.  They are all books I really want to read.  Their time will come.  But now I'm going to get ready for some other reading.  I know it will be good.

Middle Grade Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2016

It's that time of year when we look back and celebrate what we've read, and also look forward to what is coming ahead.  Readers are always making reading plans and I'm happy to say my 2016 reading year looks bright thanks to some of these books.  Which one of these books will be on your reading list this year?

Middle Grade Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2016

Ok, so there are a few 2016 books I've already read.  Just go ahead and put these on your list now!

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publishes February 23rd

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publishes February 23rd

Image result for pax sara pennypacker
publishes February 2nd

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publishes February 23rd

Image result for booked kwame alexander
publishes April 5th

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publishes January 26th

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publishes February 9th

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publishes June 28th

And now the books I'm looking forward to in 2016:

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publishes May 17th

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publishes June 28th

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publishes January 5th

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publishes March 8th

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publishes March 8th

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publishes April 12

Image result for the firefly code megan blakemore
publishes May 3rd

Image result for save me a seat sarah weeks
publishes May 10

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publishes March 8th

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publishes April 5th

Image result for to catch a cheat varian johnson
publishes January 26th

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publishes March 8th

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publishes February 16th

Image result for counting thyme melanie conklin
publishes April 12th

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publishes June 28th

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publishes March 15th

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publishes June 7th

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publishes March 1st

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publishes April 5th

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publishes May 3rd

Ok, I'm sure you found something new on this list, right?  Did anyone's TBR list just grow?  I know mine always do after looking at lists!  What did I miss?  What is a book you are looking forward to reading?

Looking for picture books?  Here are the upcoming 2016 picture books I'm looking forward to reading.

Looking for nonfiction picture books?  Here are the upcoming 2016 nonfiction picture books I'm looking forward to reading.

Happy 2016 reading!