This year I have been writing down what I have been reading. I’m curious as to how
many books I am reading, and how many I would actually want to buy. It has been a
great experiment, and I’ve learned a lot of things. Out of 300 plus books, this is what
I have discovered.
- 99% of all books are published in China, and if it didn’t come from China it was
Malaysia. If you are wondering how many American books were published, I will
have to disappoint you. I think there might have been two.
- Out of 300 books, only one book was published in Canada! How disappointing.
- Books with morals, or with a teaching lesson, are few and far between.
- A great majority of art within books is being digitally produced. I find this interesting.
If you want to know more about digital art you can
Whelp, here you go. These are the ones I consider worth reading and actually putting
on your bookshelf!
- Thousand Star Hotel by The Okee Dokee Brothers
- I Love You Baby! Claire Freedman
- Invisible Lizard Kurt Cyrus
- The New Small Person Lauren Child
- You Belong Here M.H. Clark
- The Gold Leaf Kirsten Hall
- Life Cynthia Rylant
- Nerdy Birdy Tweets Aaron Reynolds
- Some Moms Nick Bland
- Big and Little Are Best Friends Michael Garland
- Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise Eva Furrow
- Splatypus Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
- Miles McHale, Tattletale Christianne C. Jones
- The River Alessandro Sanna
- What’s With This Room? Tom Lichtenheld
10 and up Books
- One Came Home Amy Timberlake
2. The Golden Goblet Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Vanessa Van Edwards
I really like Vanessa. I have been in all her classes, and I wish I would have learned these skills
earlier in life. It would have saved me so much pain. She brought this book out
a few months ago, and it is a good introduction to not only her but also to some
life-changing skills. It’s a great book.
If you want more book suggestions, you can read what made the 2017 part 1 list here: