January 8, 2015

2015 Goals: My Reading List for 2015

Hello friends! As I mentioned in my new year's resolutions post last week, I've decided to create a reading list for this year. I want to read at least 12 Young Adult/Middle Grade novels, and I want to read at least 15 of the books off of my To Read bookcase in my bedroom (books that I've bought or been given (or won in a charity auction) but haven't gotten around to reading for whatever reason).

So, last night after a 100 page reading marathon to finish Champion by Marie Lu, I stood in front of my bookcase and made a list. Then I went on my Goodreads To Read list and chose 12 YA/MG books and added those to my list. I now have a rather long list...but it's a wonderful guide for 2015.

So I thought I'd share my list with you. Maybe there's something here you'd like to read. Let me know if you've read any of these books (and what you thought of them). And let me know if you have any books that you think should be on my reading list for this year. This is only 27 books. I typically read more than that in a year, so I purposely left room to add other books that I discover or people tell me about. I love a good book recommendation!! And I'll let you know throughout the year when I read a particularly good one.

So here you go, my reading list for 2015...

Amy's YA/MG Reading List*
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Independent Study: The Testing Book 2 by Joelle Charbonneau
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Amy's "From My Bookcase" Reading List
Non Fiction
On Writing by Stephen King
It's Ok Not To Share by Heather Shucker
The Artist's Way for Parents by Julia Cameron
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
Page After Page by Heather Sellers

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Red Tent by Anita Diamond (rereading)
Nights of Rain and Stars, and Scarlet Feather, both by Maeve Binchy
The Women by TC Boyle
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
The Hostage (The Chicago Fire Trilogy, book 1) by Susan Wiggs
The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee
The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian

A Few Other Titles That I'd Like To Get To...
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Signature of All Things By Elizabeth Gilbert
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

That's it!! I can't wait to get started on it tonight. I'm starting with Maeve Binchy...and old favorite who's books I haven't read in a long, long time.

Until next time, happy reading!!

* I know there are 14 books on the YA/MG list. But at least two of those books are super short, so I thought I should have a couple of extras. :-)

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