Fats here.

When Carrie Gelson launched the #MustReadin2014 Reading Challenge last January, we thought it was a great idea to join since it coincides with our Check Off Your Reading List (CORL2014) Challenge. Both are awesome ways to catch up on our reading and go through our TBR pile one book at a time. I don’t have an actual list of books, but I use my reading challenge on Goodreads as a guide on the books I plan to read this year. It was updated a couple of days ago. Of the 23 books I have read so far, I have featured 13 of them in Gathering Books.

    • Firegirl by Tony Abbott
    • A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
    • The Prince and the Salmon People by Claire Rudolph Murphy and Duane Pasco
    • Once Upon a Princess and a Pea by Ann Campbell and Kathy Osborn Young
    • A Frog Prince retold by Alix Berenzy
    • The Prince of the Pond by Donna Jo Napoli
    • Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland and David Small

The following titles are my favorites:

    • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
    • Bon Appétit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland
    • The Firebird by Jane Yolen and Vladimir Vagin
    • Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood and Maryann Kovalski
    • The Queen of France by Tim Wadham and Kady MacDonald

And these are my other favorites, the ones I did not write reviews for but enjoyed reading just the same:

    • Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith
    • Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke
    • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Hope by Ian Doescher
    • A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead by David Stuart Davies
    • The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File by David Wisniewski
    • A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
    • The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin

For your viewing pleasure, here are the 56 books that Myra, Iphigene, and I have included for our #MustReadin2014 and CORL 2014. Don’t forget to drop by Carrie Gelson’s blog to view the #MustReadin2014 Spring Update and check the progress of other readers who are participating in this challenge!

Do you like any of the titles listed above?

Share your thoughts! We like to hear from you!

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Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

4 comments on “Spring “Reading” in 2014

  1. I think we’re making good progress! I suppose it also helps a great deal that while we don’t technically have a “list”, we have reading themes that allow us some measure of flexibility in terms of choosing which books we would like to read at Whim that are still in keeping with that theme. So there is some form of structure, but not too confining as well, and at the same time nudges and nags us forward when it comes to books that we’ve always wanted to read but keep on postponing for the longest time. 🙂 Glad to see our reading progress. We’d be done with our personal 365 Reading Challenge by June I think.


    • Fats Suela

      I think so, too! This does not even include the ones we’ve featured for Saturday Reads, Poetry Friday, and other miscellaneous reads. =)


  2. There are some favorites here, & I need to get to Maggot Moon, sounds so good. I loved A Splash of Red, & actually many of the recent picture book biographies. They fill a need for exciting younger students about history and the fact that it’s just a good story! Thanks for this, Fats!


  3. I like that you listed Maggot Moon as a favourite. I see a lot of mixed reviews but I found this title so powerful and startling. It stayed with me for a long time! And The Prince of the Pond – yippee! This is one of my favourite read alouds ever for younger students. It is so much fun. Love the photos of all of the gorgeous picture books you have read. Many are favourites of mine! Beautiful reading ladies!


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