Thursday, April 6, 2017
#mustreadin2017 spring update 4.06.17
Time for the spring #mustreadin2017 lists! I'm doing ok with my list. I remember I started out ok last year, but around April things started falling apart. To help with that, I've divided my list up into months. I front loaded a lot of books hoping that if I didn't get to them, I would have room to get to them in later months. We'll see how this strategy works! As you can see, I've already missed 1 book in February and 2 in March.
Here's a quick recap of the books I have read!
A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas
I added this book because I finished the first one as part of my #mustreadin2016 list (which I finished early this year!). Oh. My. Gosh. Not sure how this is considered young adult because it is very R rated. Maybe NC17 (is that still a thing?). But wow, what an amazing world to escape to! I love reading about the faerie world. I cannot wait for book 3 - May come soon!
by Laurie Halse Anderson
encouraged to read by Jason Lewis
I know I have found great historical fiction when I can pass a book off to my very picky 11yo. If there is a trace of nonfiction in it, she's not going to read it. Not only did she read Chains after I recommended it to her, she's finished the other books in the trilogy. If only I had her reading time....
The Serpent King
by Jeff Zenter
encouraged to read by Victoria Coe
I remember when Victoria first told me about this book. It was late 2015 and it wasn't going to be published until March 2016. I had it preordered and I was so excited to get to it. But as usual, life gets in the way and I didn't get to it. This book was added very quickly to the 2017 #mustread list. And glad I did.... wow. Jeff Zenter has some writing chops. I love his characters and how he crafts them. He can write the next phone book (do they still do those?) and it would go on my TBR!
by Rainbow Rowell
This is another book I've owned for quite a while and just hadn't gotten around to reading. I really liked Cath's story. For whatever reason, I couldn't get into the fan fiction bits, which is a shame because I already bought Carry On awhile ago. I think I enjoyed Cath's story even more than Eleanor and Park.
Capture the Flag
by Kate Messner
Another book I've owned for a really long time. I'm glad I finally got to it because I know we have readers for this series at school. I'm looking forward to book talking this one soon. And then I just need to hurry up and read the next two books so I can get those out into readers hands too!
by Marissa Meyer
encouraged to read by my sister
My sister and I read Cinder together last year. I loved that it got her reading life started again. Since then she has read the others in the series, where I got sidelined and stopped after Cinder. I think I loved Scarlet even more. Looking forward to the next books.
I'm looking forward to my April reads - Catching Thyme and The Reader!
How has your 2017 reading been going? Did you make plans?