I said I wasn't going to do it. No way, no how.
I have done terribly with these Must Read Challenge created by the amazing Carrie Gelson at There is a Book for That, and I wasn't going to embarrass myself again.
And here I am making a new list of "must-reads" in 2018. Each year my list has decreased, but that has had no influence on my success or progress.
But there is something cathartic about making a reading plan, even if I don't stick to it. Thinking about the "next" book is an idea I always want my students to be mindful of, so I must be the example.
This year I have narrowed it down to just eight titles - two for each quarter. Sounds doable, doesn't it?
Below are the eight titles that I missed reading in 2017 and are my "must-reads" in 2018. Many of these titles are names that are receiving some award buzz, so I need to get reading!
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Restart by Gordan Korman
Refugee by Alan Gratz
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradford
This challenge is for anyone who has a To Be Read list. For me, that list seems to be endless. If you are interested in joining the challenge, you can get all the details here on Carrie's blog. She will share the lists on her blog, send update reminders on Twitter, and we get to see our own lists grow longer!
Happy Reading in 2018!