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.


  1. I am very intrigued to know about your plan! I will be watching! Of the books you haven't yet got to I would say a few need to have their time come one day . . . : How to Steal a Dog, Nest and The Raven Boys. So pleased you are joining in again in 2016!

  2. I am always so amazed at the number of books both you and Carrie read. You read so many great ones this year and there are still so many more! I can't wait to see read about your plan...very intriguing!

  3. I am eager to know about your new plan too! Move The Meaning of Maggie up on your new list!! Great job:)

  4. I like the way you organized everything, Michele. There are a few on your list that I still want to read, too, like The Honest Truth and The Meaning of Maggie. I agree with Carrie about those not to miss. I did love The Nest, though it is quite creepy. And I've long loved The Raven Boys series. Just a lot of books available that I know will be good. Happy New Year!

  5. I loved your lists, Michele, and you read SO many of the books! You got to a bunch published in 2015 that I wanted to get to, but didn't-- onto the 2016 list they go! Books I really loved that you still may want to read were Liar & Spy (I love all of Rebecca Stead's stuff) and Under the Egg-- a great combination of history and mystery! I don't know if you do audiobooks, but I "read" The Mark of the Dragonfly and Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy both on audio, and they were excellently done! Like everyone else said, I'm excited to see your 2016 list! Happy Reading!

  6. Congratulations on reading so many from your list. I completed 40 of the 58 that were on my list. I like to think that this is 40 titles I might not have gotten around to. I can't wait to read about your plan for next year.