As somebody who works in the field of books, I do happen to read a lot. If you’re interested in what I’ve read so far this year, feel free to check out my reading page. One of my major goals over the next few years is to read all of the major children and young adult award winners (Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards). I’m working on the Caldecotts and Newberys now, since there aren’t too many Printz winners yet (and I’ve thankfully read most of those anyways).
I’m starting from the beginning with each, skipping those that I’ve already read, and will update when I complete each decade.
The Newberys have been rough thus far (at least the Caldecotts are short) and I’m going to have to take a break at the end of the 1920s to flesh out my current Richard III obsession, which I will write about at another time.
Reading these award winners has been a goal of mine since graduate school, so I’m happy to be working on it 5 years after graduation.