#Mustreadin2019: My List
My friend and fellow blogger Elisabeth Ellington of The Dirigible Plum invited me to participate in blogger Carrie Gelson's #Mustreadin2019 Reading Challenge with her at the beginning of January. Since today is the last day in January, I am embarrassingly late to this party.
From what I understand, the idea is to come up with a list of books that you want to and will commit to read in 2019. These are books of any category, meant to guide your reading for this year. There are even helpful invites to update your progress.
As a voracious reader, I am game for this challenge. Since the beginning of January I have been trying to cultivate my list, but I admit that it has been more challenging than I initially thought! I keep getting distracted when I hear about new books coming out or when one of my students or friends tells me that I must read something.
Here goes, my Mustreadin2019:
16 titles I must read in 2019
- Debbie Miller's What's the Best that Could Happen?
- Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan's What Are you Grouping For?
- Elena Aguilar's Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resiliance in Educators
- Michelle Obama's Becoming
- Nora McInerny's It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)
- Brené Brown's Dare to Lead
- Dani Dipirro's The Positively Present Guide to Life: How to Make the Most of Every Moment
- David Sedaris's Calypso
- Sebasian Beckwith and Caroline Paul's A Little Tea Book
- Colby Sharp's The Creativity Project : An Awesometastic Collection
- John Warner's Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities
Book in Verse:
- Meg Wiviott's Paper Hearts
- Mary Karr's Tropic of Squalor
As I put my list together, I was amazed at how many titles I selected were nonfiction. A little less than a decade ago, I barely read any nonfiction unless I was required to. I only read nonfiction, mostly YA books. It is stunning to see how my reading diet has evolved.
*Update: I realized that I forgot to name and link a title in this post: Maria Popova's A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader