1. Participate in at least one 48-hour Reading Challenge. If not done by June 30, 2014, organize my own. Now to organize my own. Who wants to join me?
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(done) 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.
- Schneider Family Book Awards - 30 total books 15 read. 1 abandoned. 17 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. 18 read/1 abandoned
- 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 83 read and 1 abandoned 91 read), Printz (67 total books 26 read and 6 abandoned 33 read), and CSK author (152 total books. 23 read. 1 abandoned 30 read)
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
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
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
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 640 books so far this year and am currently over 30 ahead!