1.13.2019

What I'm Reading in 2019: Full List and Favorites

Last year, I was a reading machine. 100 books in 365 days. This year, I'm taking it down a notch. My goal is one new book per week. I figure some weeks I'll read more, some less.

I'll keep a running list of all of my 2019 reads here, but make sure I tell you a bit more about my favorites. So, let's get started:

Favorite Books of 2019:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
I read this book in less than 24 hours. If anyone had told me the whole book is a novel told in poems, I probably would have passed. But, the main character, Xiomara sucks you in fast. I was invested. She's coming of age as a first generation American student. Grappling with family problems, religion, falling in love for the first time, and finding her passions. I got choked up. And inspired. [NOTE: This is a great read for the young adults/teens in your life also.]
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Full List of Books I've Read in 2019

  1. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - Amazing, courageous story about women spies in the French resistance in WW1
  2. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller - Frances has been sent to report on a dilapidated mansions gardens and landscapes, but her most interesting find is a peephole into the bedroom below
  3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo - Xiomara is a 15-year old first generation American living in Harlem and navigating family, religion and first loves.


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