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The Past Week:
I have been participating in my own Pura Belpré reading challenge over the past year or so. If I have counted correctly, there are 86 award and honor books so far. I had read quite a few and put the rest on my 'Must Read' shelf to encourage completion of the list this year. After this past week, I have 16 left to read. I especially enjoyed The Poet Slave of Cuba and Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood.
Jimmy the Greatest! was an unexpected find at the library. It's a story to make you smile as a young man discovers a love for boxing. Weasels had me laughing out loud multiple times. It is too funny.
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Glory O'Brien's History of the Future were audiobooks I took on a road trip this weekend. Nate was fun. Glory O'Brien was intense and quite unique. A.S. King knows how to get me thinking. I was super excited to finish Octavian Nothing. It did get a little more interesting toward the end, but I am happy to be done and if there was ever another one, I don't think I would read it. Purple Hibiscus was my favorite of the bunch by a long shot. It tore up my heart more than once and was also beautiful.
I don't have a plan for this week, but will be reviewing The Hunted on Friday for Rich in Color. Last week I reviewed Crazy Horse's Girlfriend and will be posting an interview with the author there tomorrow. Other than that, I am not sure what to grab next. I may start Surviving Santiago. We'll see what the days bring. Happy reading.
Reading Challenge Update
Diversity on the Shelf/Diverse Books - 82/100
Goodreads - 146/520
#MustRead2015 - 25/53
Diversity Reading Challenge - 9/12