Closer to 15 (long before the end of ’15!)

I made a commitment to read at least 15 books in 2015, joining via the #Read15in15 hashtag on twitter. In Read 15 in 15 Progress, I described the first four books I read. In What else have you read?, I wrote about the next four. I’ve updated my list once again.

  1. Outviews by Brandt Legg
  2. Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Guertin
  3. Panic by Sharon Draper 
  4. Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
  5. The History of Us by Leah Stewart
  6. A Mango- Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
  7. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  9. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  10. Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monnigner
  11. The Department of Lost & Found by Allison Winn Scotch
  12. Pieces and Players by Blue Balliet

#9- This was recommended to me by a few people over the last few months. I have enjoyed many of Picoult’s previous novels, and this one did not disappoint, though it did surprise me. I loved the information about elephants spread throughout, but the ending was a real surprise.

#10- As I wrote about in my memories post, this is a novel I hold close to my heart. This is a beautifully written story full of information about crows, turtles, kayaking, camping, disease, and love. My words cannot do justice to the joy that reading this novel brings.

#11- This was a random chic-lit I found on Oyster. It was a quick, easy read that had both dark and uplifting moments. Sometimes reading for fun needs nothing more than that!

#12- This book showed up in a recent box of donated books from my father. I read Blue Balliett’s first two YA mysteries and loved them. Reading this one made me remember that and realize that she has since written other books that I now need to catch up on. I love mysteries, whether for kids or adults! This author does a great job of bringing art and the city of Chicago to life through her stories.

"Johannes Vermeer - A Lady and Two Gentlemen - WGA24639" by Johannes Vermeer - Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johannes_Vermeer_-_A_Lady_and_Two_Gentlemen_-_WGA24639.jpg#/media/File:Johannes_Vermeer_-_A_Lady_and_Two_Gentlemen_-_WGA24639.jpg

“Johannes Vermeer – A Lady and Two Gentlemen – WGA24639” by Johannes Vermeer – Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johannes_Vermeer_-_A_Lady_and_Two_Gentlemen_-_WGA24639.jpg#/media/File:Johannes_Vermeer_-_A_Lady_and_Two_Gentlemen_-_WGA24639.jpg

It’s amazing how much more time I’m finding for reading now that my pesky dissertation is complete! I look forward to finishing 15 long before 2015 ends and I plan to keep updating my list here for my own references (and as recommendations for other readers!). If you have any recommendations for my reading list, please leave them in the comments!

 

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Director of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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