Sunday, December 29, 2019

#MustReadin2019 Final 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've managed to finish 27 of the 30 books and most have been a treat to read so I'm glad I picked them. I read 20 of them in the spring and summer and here are the titles I read this fall:

Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley - an upper middle grade book about a young girl learning more about her family history while visiting with them on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith - an interesting collection of essays by Smith featuring a wide range of topics. I read part of it with my eyes, and part with my ears. The audio is excellent.

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim - great historical fiction set in South Korea.

Everyday People ed by Jennifer Baker - excellent collection of short stories by a wide variety of authors.

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Niciole Chung - a memoir that really focuses on adoptions and the complications that come with it.

Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh - a picture book for older readers about issues surrounding undocumented workers.

Breakout by Kate Messner - a middle grade novel about a community where a jail breakout has occurred. It delves into inequities in the criminal justice system and just in general. There are a lot of opportunities for thought and discussion.

Still to Read
Coyote Tales by Thomas King
Go Home! ed by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Make Space by David

These three are books that I wasn't able to obtain. They aren't in our library system and are also not available for interlibrary loan so I'm not sure if I will try harder to get to them. We'll see. I am not sure what my plan is for 2020, but it's fun to start thinking about what I might want to choose. Have a great end of the year.

Other Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 915/550
#MustReadin2019 - 27/30


  1. 27 books! Well done! Isn't Breakout an incredible read? Thanks for participating!

  2. I should have put Heart Berries on my list. I have it but still need to read it. You've read a lot from your list, Crystal. Now, I've added some to my "extra" list - ha! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is a brilliant book Linda. I hope you get to it!

  3. You did really well Crystal! I've tentatively added Becoming to my MustRead for next year.

  4. Congratulations on your challenge for 2019! Breakout is one I still have in my TBR pile. Happy 2020 reading!