After surfing the web and trolling the Mock Newbery websites, I’ve created my list. The books on other lists I already read automatically made my list. I added others trying to make certain it included a diverse range of genres and characters. Seven books down, ten more to go. Although, I doubt I’ll read all of the other ten. If it doesn’t make me want to stay up later than 10 pm, I’ll move on to the next book.
The official winners are announced on January 11th. I’ll announce my choice for the 2016 Newbery on the first day of the year. Anyone want to join me?
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
BOOKS TO READ
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
It’s going to be interesting to see if any of these will replace my current front runner, Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan.