2017

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!

January

  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

February

  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)

March

  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)

April

  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)

May

  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)

June

  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)

July

  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)