182) I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – fans of Criminal Minds will love this take on serial killers
183) Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix – a satisfying conclusion to the series
184)** Strings Attached by Judy Blundell – even better than Blundell’s first book with lies, secrets, dancing and danger
185) The Secret of Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger – Dwight and Origami Yoda may be gone, but Fortune Wookie and Han Foldo come to the rescue
186) The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton – a fresh look at an old and familiar story
187) Guideposts: The Joys Of Christmas – I inspiring stories, just like in the magazine
188) Titanic Book I: Unsinkable by Gordan Korman – four different characters find their fates intertwine aboard the biggest, most luxurious boat ever built
189) Titanic Book 2: Collision Course by Gordan Korman – the lives of our four characters collide in ways they once thought unimaginable as the ship heads for its collision with an iceberg
190) Titanic Book 3: S.O.S. by Gordan Korman – Who will survive the night? Who will die in the icy waters?
191) War Dogs and Other Tales of Courageous Canines by Joanne Mattern – inspiring stories that will be a hit with my readers
191)** Breadcrumbs by Anne Urse – a moving tribute to the power of stories
192) Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers – the man of steel battled the men of hate
193) Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson – our actions ripple out in ways we can’t always see
194)** My Ideal Bookshelf edited by Thessay La Force – what books are on your ideal bookshelf?
195)** Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson – When the pressure to meet perfection gets to be too much, a cataclysmic change rocks Kate’s life
196) The Humming Room by Ellen Potter – a new twist on an old favorite
197) Scooby Doo Makes a Splash – I enjoyed reading this one to my nephew–and Scooby chimed right it, too!
198)** Wonder by RJ Palacio – Oh, I get it now. Go and read if you’ve missed it.
199)** Book Love by Penny Kittle – I will go back to these pages again and again.
200)** Endangered by Eliot Schrefer – I learned about the Congo and bonobos and the importance of caring
Woohoo! I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but thanks to #bookaday challenge during Christmas break, I just did make my goal of 200 books this year. It has been a good reading year, filled with many treasures. I’m not about to list favorites for the year. I starred favorites just for this month and came up with seven–and wanted to add several more.
What have been some of your favorite reads of the year–or this month?