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#MustReadIn2018 is hosted by Carrie Gelson at There Is A Book For That:

My #mustreadin2018 list is super ambitious this year including series and authors instead of just a list of titles, but so much of what I put on there are books/authors/series that I am so excited to read. As I explained when we first debuted the list:

“First, I have a few authors that I am going to try to read multiple books from because I either love their work, haven’t read anything by them, or am Skyping with them with my book club, so I just listed the author. Then, I made a list of books I really want to read either because my students love them or I just have wanted to read it for a while. Finally, I added a few copies of books that my students asked me to add to the list. All of this equaled a crazy list that I may not get through, but I love it!”

Without further adieu, here is my update!!!

I am super proud to say that as of today, I have read 12 out of 33 on my list: 

Eric Gansworth
“Don’t Pass Me By” from Fresh Ink 2/26/2018

I loved this anthology–it is a must get!

Alan Gratz
Prisoner B-3087 2/8/2018

Alan Gratz just knows what he is doing! He really breaths life into historical fiction.

Mitali Perkins
Open Mic edited by Mitali Perkins including her story “Three-Pointer” 3/17/2018

Another great anthology!

Gae Polisner
The Memory of Things 1/22/2018

I now know why everyone loves Polisner’s writing so much–beautiful!

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
“Confessions of a Black Geek” from Open Mic 3/17/2018
Two Naomis 3/27/2018

Two Naomis was a great story of dealing with change, and my book club and I cannot wait for the sequel!

Eliot Schrefer
The Deadly Sister  2/11/2018
Mez’s Magic 2/25/2018

Both of these are so different than the other Screfer books I’ve read, but they are both just as good!

Laurel Snyder
Swan 1/6/2018
The Longest Night 1/6/2018
Forever Garden 1/11/2018
Any Which Wall 1/13/2018
Seven Stories Up 1/14/2018
Bigger Than a Breadbox (reread) 1/15/2018
Good night, laila tov 1/16/2018
Orphan Island 1/17/2018

 

If you cannot tell, I really like Snyder’s stories. All kinds of them. I’m so glad I read even more of them because they just fill my heart.

The False Prince trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The False Prince 3/4/2018
The Runaway King 3/13/2018
The Shadow Throne 4/3/2018

I LOVED this trilogy! I am pretty much forcing it on students now (luckily they like it!) because I need someone to talk to about all of the twists and turns. So good!

Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn
1/27/2018

My student said this was the first book where she saw her life reflected in a book, so I was happy to read it and talk to her about it. And it gave such great insight into my Egyptian students’ lives.

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning 2/14/2018

I read this because my students LOVE it, but it just wasn’t for me. Made me so cringy because everything was so unfortunate!

Stung series by Bethany Wiggins
Stung 4/1/2018
Cured 4/4/2018

Such a fascinating post apocalyptic series!

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
1/5/2018

I CANNOT wait for number 3!!! This series is definitely a favorite!

How is your #mustreadin2018 list progress going? What book do you most look forward to?

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3 Responses to Kellee’s #MustReadIn2018 Spring Update

  1. Lisa Maucione says:

    Great progress! The only one of these books I have read is Orphan Island. I have never read A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I should.

  2. Aaron Cleaveley says:

    Great year so far! We share a live for the Scythe series and I have long enjoyed sharing Jennifer Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy with students. Orphan Island was one that I think I appreciate more as I think about it. Laurel Snyder has some interesting posts about the book and people’s responses. I wish I had read B-3087, maybe this year. It looks like you have some great reads ahead too!

  3. So many books! So pleased that you loved The Memory of Things – just an incredible book.

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