Kellee’s #MustReadin2021 Recap & #MustReadin2022 Intro


I love the Must Read challenge! I took part in 2015-2019 & 2021, so I am happy to join again! It helps me remember to read certain books!

Thank you to Carrie at There’s A Book for That for starting this challenge and to Leigh Ann of A Day in the Life and Cheriee of Library Matters for co-hosting the revival.

For those of you new to the challenge, it has you take a look at the books you wanted to read, but for whatever reason, you have not gotten to them. You then make your own personal list of books you want to commit to (trying to) read.

There is no set number of books and books can be published from any year, in any genre or format, and in any category. These books will not be the only ones you read this year but will be the ones included in your personal challenge.

Visit HERE to see the #MustReadin2021 year end updates!

Visit HERE to see the #MustReadin2022 Roundup!

2021 was my most successful #MustRead challenge I’ve had so far! I finished all but 2 books (40/42)!

For my #MustReadin2022 I let my students choose some titles for me! The ones marked * below are the ones they chose for me; the rest were chosen by me 🙂

  1. The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch*
  2. Alice in the Country of Hearts by Quin Rose
  3. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman*
  4. Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
  5. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
  6. Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  7. Brave Enough by Kati Gardner*
  8. Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester*
  9. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller*
  10. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik*
  11. Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly*
  12. Delirium (and sequels) by Lauren Oliver*
  13. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
  14. Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri
  15. Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie*
  16. The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey*
  17. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart*
  18. Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
  19. Hunter X Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi
  20. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  21. The Inheritance Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes*
  22. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover*
  23. The Magi by Kevin M. Turner*
  24. The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
  25. The Million Dollar Race by Matthew Ross Smith*
  26. Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez*
  27. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart*
  28. The Nerdy Dozen by Jeff Miller*
  29. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leaderdale
  30. Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
  31. Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes*
  32. Randoms by David Liss*
  33. The Resolutions by Mia Garcia*
  34. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*
  35. A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams Garcia
  36. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
  37. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger*
  38. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo*
  39. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart*
  40. When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
  41. The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh*
  42. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak


7 thoughts on “Kellee’s #MustReadin2021 Recap & #MustReadin2022 Intro”

  1. It’s so impressive that you read all but 2 books on your #MustReadIn2021 list, Kellee—especially since it’s a sizable list to begin with! And your #MustReadIn2022 list is awesome too, especially with the student picks! The Magic Fish is literally my favorite graphic novel of all time (and I’ve read quite a few graphic novels, so that’s a feat)—I hope you enjoy it! I’m also hoping to read Huda F Are You? soon, since I got a copy for Christmas, and I’m a huge fan of The Mysterious Benedict Society, so that is definitely worth a read. Thanks so much for the wonderful post!

  2. Great list last year & now this year. We are lucky to have so many wonderful books available and for children, too. I love seeing what your students chose, Kellee. Don’t miss “We Were Liars”!

  3. What a great list of must read books. When I read It Ends With Us I couldn’t put it down – I finished it in a day. Although I liked it, for some reason I have never read any other Colleen Hoover books. She has become so popular.

  4. Congratulations on a successful challenge for last year! wow! That is awesome. I have only read one from your current list, so I may have to check some of those out, too. Happy reading Kellee!


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