Michelle at Galleysmith recently posted about coming up with a list of 10 books that she’s going to stick with until she finishes them and then create a new list of ten. She’s decided to do this so she can weed out her TBR pile between now and the end of the year; she’s also hoping to get some backlist titles read. I love her idea and have decided to follow suit. You can read Michelle’s post here.
I was at NCTE/ALAN from Thursday night through Monday afternoon, which meant I didn’t get much reading done, but I did get TONS of books. I was already feeling overwhelmed by the amount of books I need to read, so reading Michelle’s post was just what I needed to calm my “How will I possibly decide what to read next” nerves. I’m not always good at sticking to reading lists, but I spent quite a bit of time last night going through my pile(s) to make my first list. Plus, you can always check up on me to make sure I stick with it! **Note–If I’m presented with an opportunity to read a book for a tour or something similar, I’ll allow myself to tweak the list.**
Here we go…
Pie by Sarah Weeks (MG title)
2. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, Illustrated by Maira Kalman (ARC–Book club book)
3. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles (Backlist)
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (MG title/Verse)
5. Wintertown by Stephen Emond (ARC)
6. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Graphic Novel)
7. DJ Rising by Love Maia (ARC)
Legend by Marie Lu (ARC)
9. We Were Here by Matt de la Pena (Backlist)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (New release)
2. My students in book club didn’t care for Why We Broke Up so I’m going to switch that for now to Audition by Stacia Ward Kehoe b/c that’s our next book club choice.
7. I’ve started DJ Rising and I’m not excited about it yet. I’ll give it more of a chance before possibly switching it. If it doesn’t work I’m going to switch it to Need by Carrie Jones, which is a student recommended backlist title.
Normally I’d probably make this a list of 8 or something, but since I have a graphic novel and a verse novel included, I think I can tackle all 10. I really hope I like all of these. I have a couple books in mind just in case one or two of these books don’t work for me.