If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
The Past Week:
My favorites of these were Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas (because I'm having a great time with papel picado), Wolfie the Bunny (because it's too funny), and My Diary from Here to There (because I enjoy memoirs and always love illustrations by Maya Christina Gonzalez. By the way, Mr. Schu had a fantastic interview with her this past Friday.
I had a fantastic time reading Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. It is super funny. I reviewed it here.
The Firefly Letters was an interesting look at the roles of women in the 1800s. The roles and privileges were very different depending on class, race, and where a woman was born. Crazy Horse's Girlfriend was one I had been looking forward to after hearing Debbie Reese promote it. I really enjoyed the main character, Margaritte, and will be reviewing the book on Rich in Color later this week. Strange Fruit introduced me to many Black Americans unknown to me and seeing them in a graphic novel format made the stories even more interesting - less like a history textbook.
The Fishermen was an ARC that I picked up at ALA Midwinter. It was the only one I picked up that wasn't for school, my blog, or for Rich in Color. It was simply because it caught my eye. The author was there too, so it's signed. The main character is nine, but it is in no way a children's book. It was much more grim than I had anticipated. The writing had me right there with Benjamin and his family. Chigozie Obioma will be a writer to watch.
The Coming Week:
Would you believe that I'm still listening to the second Octavian Nothing book? I started it about a month ago. I have 4 more CDs left, but I have a long drive later this week so I will definitely finish. I started Purple Hibiscus and am enjoying that one. I will probably grab at least one more audio book for my road trip, and I have The Poet Slave of Cuba checked out right now. We will see what else jumps into my hands.
Reading Challenge Update
Diversity on the Shelf/Diverse Books - 73/100
Goodreads - 135/520
#MustRead2015 - 19/53
Diversity Reading Challenge - 8/12