I hope you guys had a great Christmas and happy New Year! 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10, and 1 + 0 = 1, so this year is going to be #1! For this post, I’m writing about some of my favorite books that I’ve read last year, along with books I eagerly await for this new year.
Before I start, I’d like to share a goal I achieved last year and some goals I want to achieve this year. Last year, I made a goal to read 300 different books, and I’m happy to say I met that goal! This year, I’m making a goal to read 350 books. Another goal I want to achieve is to blog for six months straight. Let's make this year awesome!
Some books I enjoyed last year were:
- The Berlin Wall: How it Rose and Why it Fell by Doris M. Epler. I really likes this book because it helped me understand a lot of details that felt kind of vague about the Berlin Wall, and it had multiple pictures that enticed me.
- StarChaser by Angie Sage! This was the final book to the Alice TodHunter Moon series, and I am so sad it ended! But it was an amazing book! The series is basically another bunch of books added to the Septimus Heap series, so definitely read that series before you pick up this one!
- For nonfiction, I would recommend Left for Dead by Pete Nelson. It’s all about World War II and a ship called the USS Indianapolis. It’s about a search for justice, and I love it. I would also recommend The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Anne was just so descriptive and really helped me understand her situation, but her attitude is still optimistic.
- The Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud. I’m not even going to say anything, because it is amazing.
- The Forget-Me-Not Summer and The Brightest Stars of Summer by Leila Howland were amazing. I could really connect with the three siblings and it was a fun read!
- One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Allison McGhee
- All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
- Summerlost by Ally Condie
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (YA)
- Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar. One thing I like about Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager is that she dedicated it to herself. I like that she wrote this book for herself, because she wanted to.
- Two final books: Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan, which I will be reviewing next week, and LODESTAR by Shannon Messenger! Lodestar! Whoa, was that a ride. And the cliffhanger! I’m so happy there is going to be books six and seven, and that brings us to the books I can’t wait for this year!
I’m excited for The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George, The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis, Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer Nielsen, Dream Magic by Joshua Khan, The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, Al Capone Does My Dishes by Gennifer Choldenko, Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull, and Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly.
I was looking at my public library’s list of books coming out this year, and I was amazed by all the good books! Sequels! New series! I can’t wait!
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