Monday, January 4, 2016

Reading: A Look Back & A Look Ahead

First: A Look Back

March & April (I combined these two months into one post.)
May & June (Another two for one post with my special review of Micah's book Riffs of Regret!)
October (This is when I officially met my Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal!)

**NOTE:  I did not lose my mind.  Did you notice there's no September?  I published a monthly book post in September, but it was only to tell the sad but true story that I hadn't finished any books.  I figured it was worth leaving out of the look back.**

Now: A Look Ahead
As I mentioned in my December Books post last week, my reading goal for 2016 is to read 40 books!  I thought I'd share what's up "first" on my to-do list.  In other words, these are books that are currently in my possession in print or audio form,

  1. Drums of Autum by Diana Gabaldon (This is the 4th book in the Outlander series.  I am currently reading this one now, and I have through book 5...)
  2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell (This is an Audible download.  I enjoyed listening to Fangirl; so I thought I'd give another Rainbow Rowell book a try!)
  3. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon 
  4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr*
  5. Fairest: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer (This is a prequel for the Lunar Chronicles series.  I still need to get my hand on the 4th and final book, Winter.)
  6. The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins*
  7. How to Raise and Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims* (I saw this book on CBS This Morning awhile ago, and it was like a religious experience.  Everything this woman was saying, I was agreeing with.  As a teacher, I see exactly the things she is taking about every day.  I needed to have this book.)
  8. The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel*
  9. The Blackthorn Key  by Kevin Sands
  10. George by Alex Gino
  11. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
*All books I received from my parents for Christmas
Numbers 9 & 10 are both books I received for free from Scholastic.  Since they are pretty new releases and both sound interesting, I want to read them before I decide to add them to my classroom library.  Sometimes I'm a responsible teacher like that....

As you can see, I have 11 book ready and waiting to get my on my journey toward 40 books in 2016!  Of course, I will be adding the remainder of the Outlander books to my collection, and I will have my monthly Audible credit, too!  The Rainbow Rowell book was actually my December credit purchase, so I'm already ahead of the game!

What books are you looking forward to reading this year!?


Kristin said...

Landline was great.
I just listened to a book club podcast of "All the Light" yesterday because I hated that book so much (real hate), that I wanted to see what "professionals" had to say about it. Everyone else loves it though, so you might too. On the podcast, they could barely classify it as WII historical fiction. It's more of just a fiction story...that happens to take place in Europe in the 1940s.

Micah said...

"Landline" wasn't my favorite Rainbow Rowell book. That honor still belongs to "Attachments," but it was enjoyable enough.

Sarah Alway said...

I just added How to Raise An Adult to my wish list, I think that's one I should definitely try to read this year! Your list is great; I've read quite a few of them that I think you'll definitely enjoy!

Laura Darling said...

All the Light We Cannot See and The Girl on the Train are on my lists too! I just started one today called Little Beach Street Bakery, and so far so good! Happy New Year!

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