And so the new year begins… My reading resolutions for this year were to read at least one informational book per month, as well as read more books by authors of a different race or ethnicity than me. Let’s see how I do!


  1. The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly (2 stars)
  2. The Death Cure, by James Dashner (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  3. The Garden of Eve, by K.L. Going (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. Sisterhood Everlasting, by Ann Brashares (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  5. Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix (2 stars)
  6. As Simple as it Seems, by Sarah Weeks (Audiobook) (1 star)
  7. Locked Up: a History of the U.S. Prison System, by Laura B. Edge (1.5 stars) Read my review
  8. Champion, by Marie Lu (2.5 stars)


  1. House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by Sgt. David Bellavia (1.5 stars)
  2. The Danger Box, by Blue Balliett (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  3. As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth, by Lynne Rae Perkins ( Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  4. Every Soul a Star, by Wendy Mass (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  5. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, by James L. Swanson (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  6. Allegiant, by Veronica Roth (2 stars)
  7. Call of the Klondike: a True Gold Rush Adventure, by David Meissner (1.5 stars)
  8. Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)


  1. Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  2. What’s Left of Me, by Kat Zhang (1.5 stars)
  3. Primates, by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks (2 stars) 
  4. Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, by Tommy Greenwald (1 star)
  5. A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park (2 stars) 
  6. SLOB, by Ellen Potter (2 stars)
  7. Chuck Close: Face Book, by Chuck Close (1.5 stars)
  8. Unstoppable, by Tim Green (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  9. Help Thanks Wow, by Anne Lamott (1.5 stars)
  10. Diamond in the Desert, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (2 stars)
  11. The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson (2.5 stars)
  12. Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  13. Almost Home, by Joan Bauer (1 star)
  14. The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  15. Saving Zasha, by Randi Barrow (1 star)


  1. Boy on the Wooden Box, by Leon Leyson (2 stars)
  2. False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen (2 stars)
  3. Wild Boy, by Mary Losure (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  4. Understanding Poverty in the Classroom, by Beth Lindsay Templeton (1 star)
  5. Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  6. The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson (2 stars)
  7. Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George (1.5 stars)
  8. Rip Tide, by Kat Falls (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  9. Zebra Forest, by Adina Rishe Gewirtz (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)


  1. One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (2 stars)
  2. Never Say Die, by Will Hobbs (2 stars)
  3. The Madness Underneath, by Maureen Johnson (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  5. 13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher (2 stars)
  6. The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex (Audiobook) (3 stars) Read my review
  7. Paper Towns, by John Green (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  8. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (2.5 stars)
  9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)


  1. Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II, by Martin Sandler (1.5 stars)
  2.  Fangirl, by Rainbox Rowell (Audiobook) (3 stars)
  3. Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing our Urban World, by Ann Dower (1.5 stars)
  4. Bossypants, by Tina Fey (Audiobook) (3 stars)
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling (2.5 stars)
  6. Winger, by Andrew Smith (1.5 stars)


  1. The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann (Audiobook) (1 star)
  2. Divided We Fall, by Trent Reedy (2 stars)
  3. The Jew in the Lotus, by Rodger Kamenetz (1.5 stars)
  4. Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking, by Sarah Elton (2 stars) Read my Review
  5. Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  6. The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman (Audiobook) (1 star)
  7. Luna, by Julie Anne Peters (2 stars)


  1. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  2. Stealing Air, by Trent Reedy (1.5 stars)
  3. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (V.Mars 1), by Rob Thomas (2 stars)
  4. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin (2.5 stars)
  6. Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz (Audiobook) (1 star)
  7. The Here and Now, by Ann Brashares (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  8. Stronger than Steel, by Bridget Heos (1.5 stars)
  9. Breadcrumbs, Anne Ursu (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  10. Zane and the Hurricane, by Rodman Philbrick (Audiobook) (2 stars)


  1. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell (2.5 stars)
  3. The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  4. Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier (2.5 stars)
  5. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (1.5 stars)
  6. If You’re Reading This, by Trent Reedy (2 stars)
  7. The Faith Club, by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner (2 stars)
  8. Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  9. Landline, by Rainbow Rowell (3 stars) Read my review


  1. Inkheart, by Corneila Funke (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier (2 stars)
  3. Panic, by Lauren Oliver (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. Sapphire Blue, by Kerstin Gier (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  5. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (Audiobook) (1 star)
  6. Sabriel, by Garth Nix (1.5 stars)


  1. I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition), by Malala Yousafzai (2 stars)
  2. The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepherd (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  3. Emerald Green, by Kerstin Gier (2 stars)
  4. Birthmarked, by Caragh M. O’Brien (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  5. Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor (2 stars)
  6. Etiquette and Espionage, by Gail Carriger (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  7. Following Muhammed, by Carl W. Ernst (1 star)


  1. Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley (1.5 stars)
  2. Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale (2 stars)
  3. Amulet: Vol. 1-6, by Kazu Kibuishi (3 stars)
  4. My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins (2.5 stars)
  5. Ask the Passengers, by A.S. King (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  6. Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson (2.5 stars)
  7. Ms. Marvel: No Normal (2.5 stars)
  8. Zebrafish, by Fablevision and Peter H. Reynolds (2.5 stars)

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