The #MustReadin2018 is a reading challenge led by Carrie Gelson at There is a Book for That. I enjoy being part of the group of readers setting and aiming for their own unique reading goals and many of us have been joining Carrie for the past several years. Here are the books I chose at the beginning of the year. There is also a list at my Goodreads account.
For the final portion of the year, I've read another nine books.
All That I Can Fix is unique and deals with mental health and how a family works through that.
I was less than impressed with Invisible Emmie, but I understand why readers would enjoy it. I didn't like the disability references in particular, but again, it's a realistic graphic novel with humor so many readers will likely pick it up. My review is here.
Pashmina is a wonderful YA graphic novel with a bit of magical realism about bridging cultures.
This Will Be My Undoing is a great collection of essays sharing MorganJerkins' perspective on living in the U.S. as a Black woman & feminist.
A Girl Like That wasn't a favorite of mine and then I read a review that indicates it may have some problematic content. I probably wouldn't recommend it since there are so many other books I've loved this year that I appreciated more.
I listened to the audio of Homegoing. It was truly an amazing collections of stories. It's definitely worth a read.
Invisible Man was the most challenging book to read this year. I sometimes felt that I was not understanding all that I was supposed to, but eventually things would start to make sense again. It was like reading a school assignment, but I was ultimately glad that I stuck with it.
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin is a heart-breaker.
I did not get to three of the books on my list: Even This Page is White, Furthermore, and Binti, but I plan to read at least two more of them soon.
My favorites of the year were Voices in the Air, Homegoing, Rebel Seoul, American Panda, So You Want to Talk About Race, From Twinkle with Love, Give Me Some Truth, and Amal Unbound.
I'm thankful for this challenge because it helps me get to books I would never get around to reading. I hope you had a great year of reading and I wish you many wonderful books in 2019.