Once again, I crowdsourced the list of books I included on my #MustReadin2018 list, selecting one title from the #MustRead list of each participant. I ended up with 22 books on my list. I pretty much never finish a reading challenge, so I didn’t read all 22 books on my list, but I did complete 14 and read at least half of 4 more.
There were 4 books that I didn’t even start (Hunger, Sing Unburied Sing, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, and Scythe, though I did check all of them out of the library at least once). I don’t think it’s a coincidence that three of these are books for grown-ups (I always find those more demanding and need to be in just the right mood) and one is dystopian YA (a type of reading I dislike). I completed all of the professional development books and all the graphic novels on the list. For the first time, I included one picture book, and of course that got read too.
Since I last updated, I finished:
I have been very happy with the experience of crowdsourcing my list, so I will continue that tradition next year. Once again, I will try to create the most diverse list that I can. I think I do better with reading challenges that feature more diverse formats and genres too, so my hope is to include even more nonfiction, graphic novels, picture books, verse novels, and poetry.
Thanks again to Carrie Gelson for organizing this annual reading challenge, reminding us to post updates, and commenting on all our posts!