Hey everyone! I started writing this post in the last minutes of 2019 so we can say that this is my last post of 2019 and the first of 2020 so depending on your time zone, HAPPY NEW YEAR and for my fellow Haitians, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

I know I have been quiet for a while, which I sincerely apologize for, adulting has been kicking my ass in the most major of ways! Everything has pretty much taken a back seat to my work but it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about this blog or that I’ve stopped reading…I just didn’t want to post half assed or half hearted posts because work was draining the life out me & impacted my writing/brain! Hence the silence but I plan to do MUCH better in this new year! I figured I would share all the books I’ve read over the last year and hopefully, a title or two jumps out at you that you decide to pick up! I also completed the Free Black Women’s Library challenge to read 30 books by Black Female authors (the authors can use the pronouns She or They)! It was really amazing, I actually went on to surpass the 30, not to brag or anything, lol! Anyway, here goes the list:

  1. Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Anthology ARC Edited by Ibi Zoboi
  2. Black Leopard/Red Wolf ARC by Marlon James
  3. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
  4. A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
  5. The Field Guide To The North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
  6. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  7. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  8. Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
  9. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  10. Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths by Elizabeth Acevedo
  11. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  12. Marley Dias Gets It Done And So Can You by Marley Dias
  13. Internment by Samira Ahmed
  14. Into White by Randi Pink
  15. As Kismet Would Have It E-Novella by Sandhya Mennon
  16. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  17. Girls of Paper And Fire by Natasha Ngan
  18. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  19. The Bone Witch #1 by Rin Chupeco
  20. The Heart Forger #2 by Rin Chupeco
  21. The Shadow Glass #3 by Rin Chupeco
  22. The Girl From The Well #1 by Rin Chupeco
  23. The Suffering #2 by Rin Chupeco
  24. With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  25. Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
  26. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Mennon
  27. I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
  28. Front Desk ARC by Kelly Yang
  29. Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
  30. My So Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
  31. Ash by Malinda Lo
  32. Queen Of The Conquered ARC by Kacen Callender
  33. Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
  34. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  35. Jackpot ARC by Nic Stone
  36. The Jumbies #1 by Tracey Baptiste
  37. Rise of the Jumbies #2 by Tracey Baptiste
  38. My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich ARC by Ibi Zoboi
  39. Magical Negro Poems by Morgan Parker
  40. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker
  41. Symptoms of A Heartbreak ARC by Sona Charaipotra
  42. SLAY ARC by Brittney Morris
  43. Color Me In ARC by Natasha Diaz
  44. Who Put This Song On? ARC by Morgan Parker
  45. Kingdom Of Souls ARC by Rena Barron
  46. I’m Not Dying With You Tonight ARC by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
  47. Obviously ARC by Akilah Hughes
  48. A River Of Royal Blood ARC by Amanda Joy
  49. Girls Of Storm & Shadow ARC by Natasha Ngan
  50. Riot Baby ARC by Tochi Onyebuchi
  51. Ghost (Track Series #1) by Jason Reynolds
  52. Patina (Track Series #2) by Jason Reynolds
  53. Sunny (Track Series #3) by Jason Reynolds
  54. Lu (Track Series #4) by Jason Reynolds
  55. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
  56. Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi
  57. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert
  58. Permanent Record ARC by Mary H.K. Choi
  59. Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
  60. The Jumbie God’s Revenge #3 by Tracy Baptiste
  61. For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington
  62. Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson
  63. A Match Made In Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
  64. The Vicious Deep #1 by Zoraida Cordova
  65. The Savage Blue #2 by Zoraida Cordova
  66. The Vast And Brutal Sea #3 by Zoraida Cordova
  67. Dealing In Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
  68. WarGirls ARC by Tochi Onyebuchi
  69. A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney
  70. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
  71. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  72. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
  73. I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
  74. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  75. Pride and Prejudice And Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz
  76. Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
  77. Broken Places & Outer Spaces by Nnedi Okorafor
  78. The Dark Fantastic: Race and The Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
  79. Children Of Virtue And Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
  80. Daughters of Nri by Reni K Amayo
  81. Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
  82. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  83. The Iron Will of Genie Lo ARC by F.C. Yee

Typing out that list made me realize just HOW much I’ve read this past year! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have read all these amazing books and now I get to share my reactions with all of you! Which, from now on, I’m not going to call my posts Book Reviews, they will be Book Reactions because I’m reacting to these books rather than writing out reviews or ratings! I hope that’s cool with you all, I really just want to be authentic!

Anyways, here’s to another decade of reading and excitement over books! Bookish Regards to you all! Peace!


Published by bookishgirlmagic

I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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