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)


  1. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes (Audiobook) (2.5 stars)
  2. Mark of the Thief, by Jennifer A. Nielsen (1.5 stars)
  3. I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda (2 stars)
  4. The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge (2 stars)
  5. The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larsen (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  6. The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, by Drew Weing (2.5 stars)
  7. Prisoner B-3087by Alan Gratz (2 stars)
  8. Saga, Vols. 1-3, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (3 stars)
  9. Caraval, by Stephanie Garber (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  10. As Brave As You, by Jason Reynolds (2 stars)


  1. Anna and the Swallow Man, by Gavriel Savit (Audiobook) (2 stars)
  2. The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown (2.5 stars)
  3. Saga, Vols. 4-5, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (2.5 stars)
  4. Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier (2 stars) Read my review
  5. Catching a Storyfish, by Janice N. Harrington (2 stars)
  6. The Female of the Species, by Mindy McGinnis (1.5 stars)
  7. One Trick Pony, by Nathan Hale (2.5 stars) Read my review
  8. Alex and Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz (Audiobook) (1.5 stars)
  9. The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz (2.5 stars)
  10. Kindred Spirits, by Rainbow Rowell (2.5 stars)
  11. Something Rotten, by Alan Gratz (1.5 stars)


  1. Fish Girl, by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner (2 stars) Read my review
  2. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton (2.5 stars)
  3. Amina’s Voice, by Hena Khan (2 stars)
  4. Unbound, by Ann Burg (2 stars)
  5. Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk (3 stars) Read my review
  6. The Nameless City, by Faith Erin Hicks (2.5 stars) Read my review
  7. Yvain: the Knight of the Lion, by M.T. Anderson and Andrea Offermann (1.5 stars) Read my review
  8. The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste (1.5 stars)
  9. The League of Seven, by Alan Gratz (2 stars) Read my review
  10. The Mormon People, by Matthew Bowman (2 stars)
  11. The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other, by Geoff Rodkey (1.5 stars)
  12. Saga Vol. 6, by Brian K. Vaughn (3 stars)
  13. Something in Between, by Melissa de la Cruz (2 stars) Read my review
  14. Plus One, by Elizabeth Fama (audiobook) (1.5 stars)


  1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (2.5 stars) Read my review
  2. Refugee, by Alan Gratz (3 stars) Read my review
  3. Frost Like Night, by Sara Raasch (2.5 stars)
  4. Hidden Figures, by Margaret Lee Sheeterly (2 stars) 
  5. Allegedly, by Tiffany D. Jackson (2 stars) Read my review
  6. Projekt 1065, by Alan Gratz (2 stars)
  7. Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice, edited by Gail Bush (2 stars)
  8. Ms. Bixby’s Last Dayby John David Anderson (2.5 stars) Read my review


  1. Real Friends, by Shannon Hale (2 stars) Read my review
  2. Crossing Ebenezer Creek, by Tonya Bolden (2.5 stars) Read my review
  3. Solo, by Kwame Alexander (2.5 stars) Read my review
  4. Ban this Book, by Alan Gratz (2 stars)
  5. Throne of Glass, by Sarah Maas (1.5 stars)
  6. Invisible Emmie, by Teri Libenson (2 stars)
  7. Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan (2 stars)
  8. The Playbook, by Kwame Alexander (2 stars)


  1. American Veda, by Philip Goldberg (1.5 stars)
  2. Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner (2.5 stars)
  3. Wolf by Wolf, by Ryan Graudin (2 stars)
  4. Thornhill, by Pam Smy (2 stars)
  5. The Authentics, by Abdi Nazemian (2 stars)
  6. Orphan Islandby Laurel Snyder (2.5 stars)
  7. All’s Faire in Middle School, by Victoria Jamieson (2.5 stars)
  8. wishtree, by Katherine Applegate (2.5 stars)


  1. The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig (2 stars)
  2. Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America, by Teri Kanefield (2 stars)
  3. The Trail, by Meika Hashimoto (2.5 stars)
  4. Castle in the Stars, by Alex Alice (2.5 stars)
  5. Blooming at the Texas Sunshine Hotel, by Kimberly Willis Holt (2.5 stars)


  1. Dear Martinby Nic Stone (2 stars)
  2. Nine Lives, by William Dalrymple (2 stars)
  3. Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds
  4. When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon (2.5 stars)
  5. American Street, by Ibi Zoboi (2 stars)
  6. Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani (2.5 stars)
  7. You’re Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner (2 stars)
  8. Poe: Stories and Poems, by Gareth Hinds (1.5 stars)
  9. The Book Whisperer, by Donalyn Miller (2.5 stars)
  10. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys (audiobook) (2 stars)