A big thank you to Carrie Gelson for hosting the #MustReadin2016 Challenge. It will help me stay focused on these titles. I went through my "to-read" shelf on Goodreads (1,315 strong) to get some of the titles. Others are because I am trying to read from a few lists. I want to read more of the books that have won the American Indian Youth Literature Award. I also want to read more of the books that have won the Stonewall Award. That will help with another challenge I'm doing - The LGBTQIA Challenge hosted by Alexia at Pretty Deadly Reviews. I'll be going for the Green Level 21-30 books. I may bump it up later, but I am aiming for that to start.
Two of the books are by Junot Diaz and I'm reading those because I will be going to hear him speak in about a month. That reminds me I ought to start them very soon.
Once again I have compiled a rather lengthy list (54). You may find the complete listing on my Goodreads #MustRead2016 shelf. Many of the books will be part of my reading for another challenge - Diversity on the Shelf 2016 this year it's hosted by Akilah at The Englishist.
I'm really excited about this year of reading and want to run over to my chair and get started right now. Happy reading!