Monday, December 05, 2016
Books I Want to Read
I have LOVED being on the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Committee for the past three years. I have loved reading with the lens of the Charlotte Huck and I feel like I've done a good job of keeping up with fiction picture books and middle grade fiction novels (although there are several that I haven't read yet..). But I have missed some other kinds of reading I love--I have missed adult fiction. I've missed young adult fiction. And I've missed nonfiction reading. I've squeezed one in every few often but definitely feel like I have missed out on lots of great books in those categories. So in preparation for winter break and winter in general. I am trying to start a small stack. It is a bit tricky getting back into reading after a few years on an award committee. So I am moving back in slowly, thinking about those must reads--books that I am hoping to read sooner rather than later. Here are a few that are on my latest TBR stack.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of a Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquait by Javaka Steptoe
American Street by Ibi Zoboi (published in February 2017)
Snow White by Matt Phelan
Any other must-reads to add to my stack?