Friday, January 19, 2024

I Missed It Reading Challenge

A few years ago, I participated in a #MustRead book challenge. We created a list of books that we missed reading the previous year and wanted to read in the new year. I loved this challenge because it was fun to read and see everyone's list plus it inspired me to pull those books from my endless TBR pile.

I recently stumbled upon a similar reading challenge from The Book Girls" Guide. It is called the In Case You Missed It:  Backlist Reading Challenge. Each month the reader chooses a book that they missed reading the year it was published starting with 2013. I thought about this challenge because I hardly read adult books, but then I realized I have many middle grade books that I have also missed reading.

I decided to create my own middle grade #IMissedIt reading list challenge. My only requirement was that I have to currently own the book (not difficult to do!). I began making list by looking at my "Want to Read" list on Goodreads and the past Nerdy Book Club's Middle Grade Fiction Nerdies Award. (All of the books starting in 2018 came from that list.)

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (2013)

Dash by Kirby Larson (2014)

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier (2015)

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor (2016)

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (2017)


You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly (2018)

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (2019)

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (2020)

Pony by R.J. Palacio (2021)

Two Degrees by Alan Gratz (2022)

The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass (2023)

To be determined!

I have no idea how successful I will be, but it is always fun to create reading lists! I invite you to create your own backlist reading challenge and share with me here in the comments or on social media. If you are like me, I am sure you have books you have missed too!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of good ones here, and a couple I've tried (but not enjoyed as much as others). ALL RISE and INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS are two of my favorites here. I hope you enjoy this challenge!