Monthly Reads: March 2017

All the books that I read in March.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas cover

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: February 28th 2017
Rating: Full review of The Hate U Give Spoiler: SOOOOOO Good

“It's dope to be black until it's hard to be black.” 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: Outlander #1
Published: July 26th 2005
Rating: I still love this book

“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary” 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli cover

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: April 7th 2015
Rating: all the heart eyed emojis 

“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.” 

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher cover

Lessons in Falling
by Diana Gallagher

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: February 7th 2017
Rating: Full review of Lessons in Falling


Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly  cover

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
by Jennifer Donnelly 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: January 31st 2017
Rating: Full review of Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

“Isn't that what a good story does? It pulls you in and never lets you go.”

You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner cpver

You're Welcome, Universe
by Whitney Gardner 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: March 7th 2017
Rating: Full review of You're Welcome Universe

I’m not better than friends, I want better friends. I want friends who are all in, all the time. It can’t just be all on your terms. You have to care, care about more than just yourself."

Bittersweet   by Sarah Ockler cover

Bittersweet  
by Sarah Ockler

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: January 3rd 2012
Rating: Full review of Bittersweet

“Would 'sorry' have made any difference? Does it ever? It's just a word. One word against a thousand actions.” 

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali cover

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
by Nujood Ali

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: March 2nd 2010
Rating: There is a lot that is left over but that is real life I suppose

“A divorce party--that's really better than a wedding party!” 

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park cover

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: November 15th 2010
Rating: I loved this one

“One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.” 

Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang cover

Red Scarf Girl
by Ji-li Jiang

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: 1997
Rating: My least favorite book for this unit

“Her actions remind me that, even under unbearable circumstances, one can still believe in justice. And above all, love.” 

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely cover

All American Boys
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: September 29th 2015
Rating: I have SOOOOO much love for this book

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Parvana by Deborah Ellis cover

Parvana
by Deborah Ellis

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: The Breadwinner #1
Published: September 1st, 2000
Rating: Kind of cold and emotionless.


Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick cover

Never Fall Down
by Patricia McCormick

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: May 8th 2012
Rating: This is a painful read

“You show you care, you die.
You show you fear, you die.
You show nothing, maybe you live.”

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins cover

Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: July 1st 2010
Rating: Beautiful


Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard cover

Watch the Sky
by Kirsten Hubbard

Goodreads Amazon
Series: no
Published: April 7th 2015
Rating: Full review of Watch the Sky

“But I realized something. When you spend so much of your life worried about the future...you forget to live"

A Darker Shade of Magic   by V.E. Schwab cover

A Darker Shade of Magic  
by V.E. Schwab

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: Shades of Magic #1
Published: February 24th 2015
Rating:

“I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” 

Caraval  by Stephanie Garber cover

Caraval
by Stephanie Garber

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: Caraval #1
Published: January 31st 2017
Rating: Full review of Caraval

“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.” 

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff cover

Illuminae
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Goodreads | Amazon | Audible
Series:Illuminae #1
Published: October 20th 2015
Rating: SO COOL

“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.”

Four Doors Down by Emma Doherty cover

Four Doors Down
by Emma Doherty 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: July 5th 2016
Rating: So predictable and omg this girl is oblivious

“Tick tock? I didn’t care how long he thought it was taking me to get to the beach, I was not crashing my new car by rushing.”

Amina's Voice By Hena Khan cover

Amina's Voice
By Hena Khan

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: March 14th 2017
Rating: Full review of Amina's Voice

"The weight of his words presses down on me all over again, and I try to act interested, as Mama is super chatty and jokes around with me on our ride, but my heart isn’t in it."

March: Book One  by John Lewis cover

March: Book One
by John Lewis

 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: March #1
Published: August 13th 2013
Rating: I need to read the rest

“I loved going to the library. It was the first time I ever saw Black newspapers and magazines like JET, Ebony, the Baltimore Afro-American, or the Chicago Defender. And I’ll never forget my librarian.” 

Gemina  by Amie Kaufman and  Jay Kristoff cover

Gemina
by Amie Kaufman and  Jay Kristoff 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: The Illuninae Files #2
Published: October 18th 2016
Rating: THAT ENDING!!!!

“And now, born from the ashes, she’s a warrior in bloodied black.” 

Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña cover

Mexican WhiteBoy
by Matt de la Peña

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: August 12th 2008
Rating: Full review of Mexican WhiteBoy

"He’s thinking about the fact that he doesn’t speak Spanish. He only speaks English. And it really starts to make him angry. He wishes his dad had never even married a white woman. Then he’d have grown up down here like everybody else in his family."

By Your Side By Kasie West cover

By Your Side
By Kasie West

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: January 31st 2017
Rating: Full review of By Your Side

“Possibilities are exciting and endless. Realities are final” 

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older cover

Shadowshaper
by Daniel José Older 

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: Shadowshaper #1
Published: June 30th 2015
Rating: Full review of Shadowshaper 

“It’s really nice to meet you, sir. You drive like a wild maniac, and I respect that.” 

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught cover

Freaks Like Us
by Susan Vaught

Goodreads | Amazon
Series: no
Published: September 4th 2012
Rating: fast paced and well written

“Some people are so strong, they don't need to change. They change everyone around them.”