2015 Reading List Update 2

When 2015 began, I knew I would read more than 15 books in the year. As my doctoral program wrapped up, I found myself with a lot more free time in which to read for fun! I have enjoyed keeping track of the books I’ve read here on the blog. As a teacher, I used to keep a list of the books I read each school year on my classroom door, since I was always reading Young Adolescent books to share with my students.  Thanks for following along on my reading journey this year!

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Here is what I’ve read so far in 2015:

  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
  13. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  14. Hold Fast by Blue Balliet
  15. Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo
  16. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
  17. Back Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
  18. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  19. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  20. Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
  21. The Vacationers by Emma Straub


#17- As soon as I finished Gone Tomorrow (#16), I was reminded of my love of Lee Child’s mysteries. I immediately found another Child novel on my bookshelf to read. This one was different than a typical Reacher story in that there were other main characters who joined in the adventures. It was a fun read!

#18- This was a YA book I found in a box of free books from my father’s donations. It was a great read, but definitely for high school students, not younger. The content delves into one teen’s journey toward being comfortable with himself, as a young man who happens to be gay.

#19- Another free read from Oysterbooks. Ironically, this was the second book I’ve read this year about elephants. While this was no where near as good as Leaving Time, this was a quick, YA book with a sweet story.

#20- I listened to this as an audio book read by the author. If you know anything about the Real Housewives franchise, you know who the author is and how humorous he is! This was a funny “read” to listen to while commuting.

#21- There was a long gap after I finished #20 where I read nothing. Then I realized that I was missing the feeling of holding a real book in my hands. So I went old school- I drove to a bookstore, looked at books, and purchased two. I enjoyed The Vacationers for what it was, a fun poolside summer read. I loved that it took place in Mallorca, Spain, and was about a typically dysfunctional American family on vacation.




Previous 2015 Reading Updates:






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