First of all, Merry Christmas!
After only recently finishing my TBR list a few days ago, and expanding it from 52 to 73, it’s kind of a relief to be done with it.
Off the Shelf 2015-
Original Goal: 12 books; Met Goal: 17-
I really enjoyed reading and rereading Agatha Christie books. It seemed whenever I was in a reading slump, she would always get me excited about books again!
Original Goal: 4 books; Met Goal: 5
National Ambassadors for Young People’s Literature-
Original Goal: 5 books
Original Goal: 6 books-
This was an addition later in the year.
Original Goal: 52 books
I like to think that I read a lot and I was surprised that I had to seek out books featuring people of color or people with disabilities, or anything that would be considered diverse. While I stopped keeping track of how many diverse books I read after meeting my goal, I definitely still read more.
Nonfiction Picture Book 2015-
Original Goal: 104 books; Met Goal: 127
I also had the following challenges which I didn’t include as part of my To Be Read list.
-Jeanette Winter- You can read reviews here, here and here.
–Barbara Kerley & Edwin Fotheringham
I also want to take a moment to express my condolences to the family and friends of Debbie Alvarez aka The Styling Librarian. I knew her as a fellow blogger first and we met a couple of times when she bought books at the store. It was always fun to talk books with her. And, whenever her name would somehow come up with teachers and other educators, they only had positive things to say and they were always impressed by her passion. Clearly she loved what she did.
I wish I had gotten to know her better. My heart goes out to her family and friends. You can read more about her in this beautiful tribute from the Oregonian.
My Audio/Video Pick o’ the Week is Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas special.
What are you celebrating this week?