Thursday, December 27, 2018
Several years ago Carrie Gelson of There's a Book for That started the "Must Read Challenge" which is way for book lovers to create and share their reading list that they didn't get to that year. I have "participated" the last five years. And I use the word participated very loosely. I always made a list, but each year that list became shorter and shorter, in hopes that I would have more success.
Last year I narrowed my list to eight titles - two for each quarter of the year.
I read six of them, and I'm currently reading the 7th. This is quite an accomplishment because my reading life was put on hold while I worked on my Master's degree. I had to learn how to give myself some grace along the way.
The books I read from my Must Read in 2018 were:
My favorite out of all of these was Scythe by Neal Shusterman. After I read it and book talked it, I had to buy multiple copies to keep up with the demand in my classroom. I have Thunderhead, the next one in the series, and Dry, his newest book in my TBR stack. Look for those in my Must Read in 2019 list in a couple of days!
Making a reading plan is something I teach my students to do because having a plan sets the tone that reading is important. And this is the reason why I make this list every year with "Carrie & Company", and I look forward to making a new list for 2019!