Well, there are 3 days left in 2016. I'll admit that I will not meet my 52 books goal this year. However, I did read more this year than I did last year. Here's a look at what I've read this year. I still have two books going and hope to finish by Saturday night.
A book set at Christmastime
I read this book every year! Love it. I was fortunate enough to take my family to the play this year as well.
A book that is sure to bring joy
This is another reread. This book touches my heart during advent. If you haven't read it....you must!
A book with a title that has fewer than 5 words
All I can say is this is an amazing book, and this week, my children and students better be glad I read it!
A book you can finish in a day
I used this book as a read aloud in my classroom. It is a sweet story, but you have to infer a lot. I love the biblical reference.
And a look back at other books I've read this year........
A book that cost less than $1
I cheated a bit. This book actually cost $1. I loved it so much. It was a life changer for how I view my ever-changing body compared to how Christ views me.
A book given to me
This book was given to me by one of our church members. She thought I might enjoy it, and she was so right. There are so many things I have been able to use in conversation and Sunday school. Billy Graham says things so much better than I ever could...right, Leslie?
A book in a genre I don't typically read
The Iron Trial was a recommendation by a student in my class. He is really into stuff like this. I promised him I would read it. I did, and it wasn't too bad. I actually have the second book in my bag to read this summer.
A book recommended by someone I just met
One of my new students was reading If I Stay as her AR book. I asked her if it was any good, and she said yes, and then she told me I should read it. I really liked the book. I watched the movie and did the ugly cry even though I knew what was going to happen.
A book with a title that describes my life
LOVE this book. LOVE a good pair of jeans. LOVE Jesus.
A book with a blue cover
I used this book in lit circles with my fifth graders. I read it beforehand and fell in love with it. The jaw dropping ending really got me. Loved the movie too. Be sure you read the book before you watch the movie!
I am fascinated by Malala's story. After reading this, I used it for lit circles in my classroom. My students loved it. It was a wake up call for them because they had such a hard time believing that children in some countries aren't allowed an education like they are.
A book based in my town
The setting of this book is my hometown. Our librarian used this book in her Battle of the Books program a few years ago, and I fell in love with it. All church goers (young and old) need to read this. Its a story of forgiveness and how God works through all things.
A book I haven't read since high school
I had forgotten how good this book was. I love that it is referenced in so many other pieces of literature.
A book I've already read at least once
This is another book used in our Battle of the Books program. To Kill a Mockingbird is referenced in this book, you'll have to read it to find out why. I've always loved this book, but this year, after I completed it as a read aloud in my classroom, one of my autistic students said that he really liked it because it helps you understand how people think differently. Score one for the teacher!
A book published this year
A fellow Five Minute Friday Retreat friend wrote this wonderful book about trusting God even if He doesn't answer our prayers the way we want. For anyone who has had trouble trusting Him, read this book. Some people are bothered by the fact that Kaitlyn didn't go into extreme details in some of her stories, however, I don't think she needed to. I think we can all relate no matter what.
A book that's under 150 pages
This is an older book that I love and use as a read aloud in my classroom. It touches on bullying in a way that all of my students can relate. I love that it reinforces 2 facts: A) If you don't step up and stop bullying, you are just as guilty B)Bullying has negative effects
A book written from a child's perspective
This is another book I used as a read aloud in class. I love this book for so many reasons. It is actually told from the perspective of a classroom of children and demonstrates the love their teacher had for them and the love they had for him.
A book thats more than 600 pages
I thought reading War and Peace was going to kill me! It took almost a year, but I did it though. I was proud of myself for not giving up although I wanted to at times. I was so excited about the mini series until they cancelled it right in the middle.
18 Books Completed as of December 28!
Head on over to Kate Motaung's to link up and check out what others have read this year.