Tuesday, January 19, 2010

100 Children's Books in 2010

I’ve decided to read 100 children’s books in 2010. I use the term children’s books, though I'm going to be reading young adult novels as well as middle grade novels. A few picture books or chapter books may sneak in too. My plan is to read only books I haven’t read before. Don't expect reviews or a lot of plot details. I'm a writer, not a book reviewer.

Since I made this decision halfway through the month of January, I’m already behind! On average, I need to read 8 1/3 books each month.

In the first weeks of January, I’ve read these books:

1. If You Live Like Me by Lori Weber

2. I Know It’s Over by C.K. Kelly Martin

3. Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

4. First Light by Rebecca Stead

These novels are very different but I enjoyed all four of them. First Light reminded me a little of City of Ember and confused me at first with the changes in point of view, but turned out to be very absorbing.


  1. I absolutely LOVED I Know It's Over. It put C.K. Kelly Martin on my "read everything she writes" list! (And it turns out she's a wonderful person, too.)

    Your 3 & 4 have been on my TBR list for a while, but I've never heard of the first book. I'll keep an eye out for it now.

  2. Kate, I think I got the titles for some of the books I'm reading from you! The first book is from a Canadian publisher, so that may explain why you haven't seen it.


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