Thursday, September 12, 2019

#MustReadin2019 Fall Update

#MustReadin2019 is a wonderful book community activity hosted by Carrie Gelson at There's a Book for That. I love this group of people who are setting goals and reading through some awesome books.

For 2019, I chose this fun group of books:

I finished 18 of the 30 books back in the spring, but since then, I have only finished three more.

Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot - heartbreaking memoir
Speaking Our Truth by Monique Gray Smith - a book for teens and adults sharing some of the actions taken in response to the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada. Lots of history in a very visually appealing format.
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh - this was an interesting book. It's a picture book for older readers than I expected. Good though.

Still to Read
Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
Go Home! by ed byRowan Hisayo Buchanan
If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim
Everyday People ed by Jennifer Baker
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Niciole Chung
Coyote Tales by Thomas King
Make Space by David Kelley
Breakout by Kate Messner

I am no longer serving on a picture book award committee, but now I am on the Wisconsin State Reading Association children's literature committee and so my reading is once again kind of out of control. I hope to finish the rest of my list though by the end of the year.


  1. Always impressed by all of the amazing literacy work you do. Thanks for sharing an update!

  2. I managed to get to Feel Free this year even though it wasn't on any must read list. I loved it. I also adored Heart Berries: A Memoir and enjoyed Speaking Our Truth. I still need to get to Coyote Tales. I am a hard core Thomas King fan!