Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Check Off Your Reading List Challenge 2014

As I was reading everyone's posts reviewing their year of reading, I realized that I am about 6-8 months behind everyone.  I jumped on board with blogging and Goodreads this past summer.  After reading all of the recommendations, my TBR pile grew exponentially.  Books many of you were reading in January - June, I was reading in July - December.

Needless to say, I have a large stack of books from 2013 still on my shelf, and there are so many more I want to add.

So I am joining Gathering Books for the Check Off Your Reading List Challenge 2014


Carrie Gelson of There's A Book For That 

Maria Selke of Maria's Melenage

Linda Baie of Teacher Dance

who put together the hashtag #MustReadin2014

to celebrate crossing books off my TBR list.

My list consists of books that I own or have pre-ordered thanks to Christmas gift cards, but did not get read in 2013.  This doesn't even count the books I know I will purchase in 2014!

Happy Reading!

Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord (2014)  Read 3/21
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur (2009)
The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher (2013)
The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (2013)
Maggie and Oliver by Valerie Hobbs (2013)  Read 6/25
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore (2013)
Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco (2013)  Read 7/5

Rump:  The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (2013) Read 5/29
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (2013)  Read 6/28
Paperboy by Vance Vawter (2013)   Read 1/1
Hold Fast by Blue Balliett (2013)


This Journal Belongs To Ratchet by Nancy Cavanaugh (2013)  Read 7/6
Doll Bones by Holly Black (2013)
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (2013)  Read 2/24

The Real Boy by Anne Ursu ((2013)
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (2013)
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (2013)  Read 1/12
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder (2011)  Read 3/14

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder  Read 3/2
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee  Read 3/20

The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (2013)
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (2014)  Read 2/6
Jinx's Magic by Sage Blackwood ( 2014)
Duke by Kirby Larson (2013)  Read 6/6

Falling in Love with Close Reading by Christopher Lehman
Notice and Note by Kylene Beers (2013)
Book Love by Penny Kittle


  1. Leigh Anne-I just sat down to review some books, & there you were! What a list-some on mine too. I'm doing a mock Newbery with our librarian at school & need to read a couple more 'possibles' in the next 2 weeks. Probably will start Flora & Ulysses next! So glad you're going to join us, & Myra's too! Carrie will have a button for this, soon! As for those on your list I've read, I loved Beholding Bee, The Year of Billy Miller, & The Center of Everything. Many are rooting for The Center of Everything. Just a few weeks till the awards. Happy Reading!

  2. What a great list of books to read Leigh Anne! Some of my very favourite titles are here! I especially loved Beholding Bee, the Water Castle and Paperboy. My daughter's very favourite book just might be Love Aubrey - so pleased to see this title here! We share a few titles for our 2014 reads like Jinx's Magic! Can't wait for this one! Thanks for joining in and celebrating reading and the thrill of shrinking (while growing still) the TBR list!

  3. Love your list! I discovered this year (thanks to the recommendations of many of the same people you're following on blogs & Twitter) that I LOVE middle-grade fiction. My #MustReadin2014 list focuses on the YA fiction I didn't get around to in 2013. I teach Children's Lit and Adolescent Lit and find it hard to keep up with both fields adequately. But thanks to my nerdy PLN, I always know what I need to be reading!

  4. Great list! I have a feeling you'll enjoy most of them! Have a great reading year!