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Setting goals is something I do all the time in my running world, but I have never set any reading goals for myself. I have to admit, I find it kind of overwhelming. Truth be told, I’m a ~~slow~~ reader. But that’s okay, right? (say yes, or nod your head here!)

When I came across the hashtag #MustReadin2017, I certainly had no difficulties compiling a stack of books. I mean what reader doesn’t have a never-ending list of books they want to read, right?

But, I’ll tell you that creating this stack really gave me a focus for what I want to read next. I’m usually grabbing at books here and grabbing at books there and that too gets overwhelming. Creating the list and having a focus, now that’s a good feeling, for me anyway. I’m also keeping an open mind and accepting what I do complete from this list as a success.

Regardless, I thought it would be fun to see what else others are reading and enjoy some great books along the way. And, perhaps the best part is that I get share the books with my friends, readers, colleagues, and PLN. So, here’s what my #MustReadin2017 stack looks like. Drum roll, please…

On my reading radar now:

  • small great things by Jodi Picoult: Wow, intense and certainly thought provoking! I’m wondering when the small great things are going to make an appearance in this book. I love Picoult’s writing so I’m anxious to see how she pulls everything together or not…
  • How to Live a Good Life by Jonathan Fields: This book is in the self-help genre, which is a favorite genre of mine. I have found so many wonderful wise words in it and it is also where I found my One Little Word for 2017 (more details about my OLW for 2017 in another post).
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd. I received this book when I went to the Scholastic Reading Summit and somehow it got pushed to the side. Then my partner in crime, Katie, told me I must.read.it! I would.love.it! So that’s what I’m reading next.

Happy reading!

Thank you, Carrie for hosting #MustReadin2017!



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      • I do not normally read a book that has a dog die in it. But this one was such a lovely story, with so many issues that my 5th grade kids will relate with, and is presented in such a gentle way that I will use it as a read aloud this year. I think the kids will love it.

  1. I’ll admit…I have a hard time participating in reading challenges too because it seems to take me FOREVER to finish a book. I admire people who can just sit and read, but I can’t seem to do that. I love your list of books for 2017. I am reading Eat, Pray, Love right now. Have you read it? It is waaayyyy better than the movie and is so insightful. If you like the self-help genre, you would like this book. Echo was wonderful too! Happy reading, friend!

    • I actually read Echo in 2016 but it was so good I’d like to read it again. I didn’t read EPL, but I did read Big Magic and enjoyed it. I also read Dare Greatly by Brene Brown and loved that.

  2. Great list of books and what a variety. I have not read any of these. My reading goal right now is to read Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Since we have tickets to see the play in June I would like to finish the book first. On Friday there is a book sale held by our local newspaper. Hardbacks $3.00 and paperbacks $1.00. Who knows what I will find there.

  3. There are some great books on your list that I also want to read. Small Great Things is one of them.
    I just finished an amazing book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It was such an interesting story that completely captured me for two straight days (I am home for snow days!). I highly recommend it!

    Best of luck with your reading challenge!

  4. You have a great list! I loved Maxi’s Secrets, Wolf Hallow, and Echo. Echo is probably my favorite out of those! I have always participated in Carrie’s challenge, but I always do terrible! I do read, but so many other titles come up and this list suffers. Hopefully this will be my year to succeed! good luck with your list.

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  6. Love seeing these lists. I’ve never joined the group before, but maybe I’ll come up with a list for this year. I’ve only read three of yours – Echo (listen to the audio, it’s the best!), Wonderstruck, and Wolf Hollow (which I believe is a strong contender for this year’s Newbery). I’m requesting How to Live a Good Life since I love the self-help genre too, and I have Flying Lessons in my WTR (want to read) pile.

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