#MustReadin2019 1/5/2019


With a little nudge from my friend and colleague, Elisabeth of The Dirigible Plum, I’m joining the #MustReadin2019 community, hosted by Carrie Gelson of There’s a Book for That.

Even though I already have an enormous TBR list, I had to ask all the readers in my house for their personal recommendations for 2019 (only books I haven’t yet read). They LOVE giving me suggestions. In fact, approximately 48 hours after my oldest son’s contribution, he came up to me looking wounded — asking me why I hadn’t started reading Stormbreaker yet. LOL

In an effort to keep my list do-able, I narrowed it down to 42 books I hope to squeeze into my regular reading schedule. I’ll post a visual of the book covers and then list them, below, with the authors’ names and Goodreads links. I’m looking forward to visiting everyone else’s list over the next few days!

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I’ll try to put these in order of what age level I think is the intended audience, but feel free to let me know if I’ve got it wrong:

Middle Grade:
Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Naomis Too by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta
Breakout by Kate Messner
Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (coming soon)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
The Oceans Between Stars Kevin Emerson (book #2 in a series of 3)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Young Adult:
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen (is this middle grade or YA?)
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (1st of 6 in series)
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (1st of 5 in series)
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (1st of 12 books, plus several short stories)
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (1st in a series of 3)
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom (LOVED her Beloved Wild)
Cruel Prince by Holly Black (1st in series)
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (1st in series of 3)
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Wildcard by Marie Lu
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Toni Adeyemi (book #2 in series)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Watership Down by Richard Adams

Adult Fiction or Historical Fiction:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Game Changer!: Book Access for All Kids by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp
Educated by Tara Westover
Troublemakers : Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby
Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
The World’s Religions by Huston Smith
The Story of Christianity Vol. 1 by Justo L. González
The Story of Christianity Vol. 2 by Justo L. González

If you are new to #MustReadin2019 and would like to participate this year, here’s a direct link to the There’s a Book for That POST you’ll want to check out and comment on. I’ll see everyone at the Spring (Thursday April 4th), Fall (Thursday September 5th), and  Year end (Thursday December 26th) updates.

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