Turns out, I blew past my goal of sixty books well before year's end! I found my love of reading renewed thanks my dearest #BookJourney crew and "Nerdy" friends and authors. Even my students and their participation and excitement over Mock Newbery kept me reading throughout the early part of the school year. I didn't quite double my goal as planned, but I'm hoping shooting for 120 in 2017. But I did read 112 books in 2017!
Here are a few of my favorites!
Many were published in 2016 but some were older books, I had never picked up.
If I was giving out the Newbery here would be my top three picks!
Hour of the Bees was my 2017 favorite book of the year & my top pick for Newbery!