Updated June 2, 2014
1. Participate in at least one 48-hour Reading Challenge. If not done by June 30, 2014, organize my own.
2. Read more books from the below lists.
- Read 2014 winners/honors for Caldecott (done), Belpre illustrator (done), Coretta Scott King (CSK) illustrator (done), Odyssey(one left. Have listened to 74% of it.), YALSA non-fiction (done), and Geisel (done) (a.k.a. the awards I finished reading in 2013). The 2014 winners/honors were announced on January 27, 2014, adding several titles to my TBR list. As of now I have completed all of these awards! This will change in December/January when the new finalists/winners/honors are announced.
- Schneider Family Book Awards - 30 total books 15 read. 1 abandoned. 16 read/1 abandoned
- Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's Young Adult Literature Award –21 total books 11 read and 1 abandoned. 17 read/1 abandoned, but going to try it again.
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book –48 total books 34 read. 39 read
- Morris – 30 total books 17 read 21 read
- Read at least six honors/winners from: Newbery (392 total books 86 read and 1 abandoned 84 read), Printz (67 total books 26 read and 6 abandoned 32 read), and CSK author (152 total books. 23 read. 1 abandoned 24 read)
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
March: Book One by John Lewis
3. Set aside time each week to read the libraryland blogs, journals and other news sources. This really needs to be a part of my regular workweek. Ever since Google’s blog reader bit the dust, I’ve fallen behind on reading blogs. Any suggestions? I do follow several literacy resources on Facebook. That seems to help some.
4. Keep up with tracking books read! I read over 775 books in 2013. I’d like to read an even 1000 in 2014. I have been using Goodreads for years, and plan to continue. According to Goodreads, I have completed over 400 books so far this year and am currently around 30 behind schedule. I’ve been trying to read more picture books, especially the new ones that arrive in our library system. Since I no longer order children’s materials, I feel like I don’t have the grasp of new children’s literature that I once had. So for the past year I have made an extra effort to peruse the new children’s books on a regular basis.