This year I made a goal of having at least 30 percent of my reading list be from a person of a different race or ethnicity than me. Those titles will be indicated in bold. My Goodreads goal is set at 110 books, which is a slight increase from last year’s goal (104). This would mean I need to read at least 33 books written by non-white authors to reach my goal!


  1. Booked, by Kwame Alexander (2 stars)
  2. Princeless: Vol. 1, by Jeremy Whitley (2 stars)
  3. Oyster War, by Ben Towle (1.5 stars)
  4. Ghost, by Jason Reynolds (2.5 stars)
  5. Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  6. Heartless, by Marissa Meyer (Audiobook, finished Hardcover) (2 stars)
  7. This Side of Home, by Renee Watson (1.5 stars)
  8. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  9. She Is Not Invisibleby Marcus Sedgwick (1.5 stars)
  10. March: Book 3by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (3 stars) Read my review


  1. After Youby Jojo Moyes (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. A Thousand Lives, by Julia Scheeres (1.5 stars)
  3. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattooby Amy Schumer (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  4. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth, by Lindsey Lee Johnson (1.5 stars)
  5. The Girl from the Tar Paper Schoolby Teri Kanefield (1.5 stars)
  6. Terror at Bottle Creek, by Watt Key (1.5 stars)
  7. A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality, by Maria Birmingham (1 star)
  8. House Arrestby K.A. Holt (2 stars)
  9. The Worst Class Trip Everby Dave Barry (2 stars)
  10. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  11. The War that Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2 stars)
  12. Flying Lessons and Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh (2.5 stars)
  13. Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case, by Patricia Hruby Powell (2 stars)


  1. Chasing Secretsby Gennifer Choldenko (1.5 stars)
  2. Code of Honor, by Alan Gratz (2 stars)
  3. Book Scavengerby Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (2 stars)
  4. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (3 stars)
  5. A Clash of Kingsby George R. R. Martin (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)


  1. Ghostlight, by Sonia Gensler (2 stars)
  2. Beneath, by Roland Smith (2 stars)
  3. Carve the Mark, by Veronica Roth (Audiobook) (1 star)
  4. Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson (2.5 stars)
  5. Simple Gifts, by June Sprigg (1 star)
  6. Fort, by Cynthia DeFelice (1 star)
  7. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, by Bill Nye (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  8. The Chosen Prince, by Diane Stanley (2 stars)
  9. Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan (Audiobook) (2 stars)