Top 10 Tuesday – Books I Resolve To Read In 2013 (18)

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This is a weekly meme hosted by the good folks at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)  The Great Gatsby  Looking for Alaska  Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)  Along for the Ride

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi — When I shared the trailer for Under the Never Sky on my BookFlix Friday post, I mentioned that I’d had the book since February-ish of 2012 and never read it. I’ve recommended it to others and they’ve loved it…I’ve just never read it. But I plan to remedy this soon. I actually have this on my January reading radar.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — I’m a high school English teacher, and I’ve never read The Great Gatsby. So sue me! Honestly, this was never a required reading for me in high school or in college, so I just kinda fell through the cracks. But, I’m resolving to read it in 2013!

Looking for Alaska by John Green — The Fault In Our Stars was my first John Green book. I know that Looking for Alaska is (or I guess maybe was now that TFiOS has kinda taken its place) “the” John Green book to read, and I plan to read it ASAP!

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney — I’ve bought all of the books. My son has read all of the books. Multiple times. Heck, even my 9th graders still read the books. I’m not a big middle grade book reader in the first place, let alone a middle grade book-about-boys reader. But I want to see what all the fuss is about…especially now that Greg has a girlfriend (?) in The Third Wheel.

Sarah Dessen — Over Christmas break I read my second Sarah Dessen book, Someone Like You. While I didn’t love it the way I did Just Listen, I could definitely see many of my students relating to Scarlett or Halley. My school library has almost every Dessen book, so I need to get on the ball and read more of them so that I can connect them with my students.

I know this list doesn’t reach 10, but these are the main books I feel that I both need and want to read them. It really doesn’t bother me that I haven’t read certain books. When there are so many great books to be read, why should I read something I don’t want to read just because other people think I should? These are books I am truly looking forward to reading.

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  1. I hope you get around to Looking for Alaska! Unless you count Will Grayson, Will Grayson, LFA was my first Green book and I instantly fell for it — and hard. It’s a great story riddled with great characters and difficult to forget.

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