End Of The Year Wrap Up.

The Diverse Reader End Of The Year Wrap Up Blog Post

I ended up reading a total of 79 books this year and I just want to scream because I am so proud of myself. This is my first year of actually keeping up with my number when it comes to books that I completed. I was able to read books from different genres but also from my favorite genres like poetry. I wanted to showcase all of the books that I ended up reading this and overtime I will probably write a review for each one or making a small book review on my Instagram. The books will not be in any particular order based on likeness but will be written in the order of my Goodreads. You can follow me on my Goodreads account by clicking here.

2018 Book List:

  1. The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros

  2. Sea Prayer By Khaled Hosseini

  3. Corazon By Yesika Salgado

  4. Monster By Walter Dean Meyers

  5. The Rose That Grew From Concrete By Tupac Shakur

  6. Sister’s Entrance By Emtithal Mahmoud

  7. Wash Day By Jamila Rowser

  8. Black History In Its Own Words By Ronald Wimberly

  9. Citizen Illegal By Jose Olivarez

  10. Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History By Vashti Harrison

  11. The Carrying By Ada Limon

  12. Inward By Yung Pueblo

  13. The Road Of Us By S.B. Maamari

  14. Roses By Moonlight By Nicola Mar

  15. The Longest Night By Ranata Suzuki

  16. Imagine The Angels Of Bread By Martin Espada

  17. Him By Alex Jeanty

  18. Wade In The Water By Tracy Smith

  19. Useless Magic By Florence Welch

  20. The Chaos Of Longing By K.Y. Robinson

  21. Nightmare Detective: The Skeleton King By Monk Inyang

  22. My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness By Nagata Kabi

  23. My Solo Experience By Nagata Kabi

  24. Pulse By Vino Venitas

  25. Rad Girls Can: Stories Of Bold, Brave, and Brillant Young Women By Kate Schatz

  26. We Should Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi

  27. Humans Of New York: Stories By Brandon Stanton

  28. First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson By Simon Schwartz

  29. Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke and Hangry By Samantha Jayne

  30. The Sun & Her Flowers By Rupi Kaur

  31. Milk & Honey By Rupi Kaur

  32. Footnotes From The World’s Greatest Bookstores By Bob Eckstein

  33. Kindred: A Graphic Novel By Damian Duffy

  34. Nasty Galaxy By Sophia Amoruso

  35. The A to Z of Lipstick By Poppy King

  36. I Work At A Public Library By Gina Sheridan

  37. Butterflies & Teary Eyes By Shynae Nicole

  38. Love & Misadventure By Lang Leav

  39. Dog Songs By Mary Oliver

  40. The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo

  41. The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One By Amanda Lovelace

  42. Becoming by Renaada Williams

  43. Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth By Warsan Shire

  44. Heart Talk By Cleo Wade

  45. For Everyone By Jason Reynolds

  46. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

  47. Yesterday I Was The Moon By Noor Unnahar

  48. Young, Gift, and Black By Jamia Wilson

  49. To Make Monsters Out Of Girls By Amanda Lovelace

  50. A Black Girl’s Poetry For The World By Kimberly LaRocca

  51. If They Come For Us By Fatimah Asghar

  52. Graphic Classics By Lance Tooks

  53. Handle With Care By Michael Tavon

  54. 2Fish By Jhene Aiko

  55. Ancient Communication Technology By Michael Woods

  56. Nirvana By Michael Tavon

  57. Unexpectedly 80 By Judith Viorst

  58. Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds

  59. A Dose Of Reality By Ryan Marley

  60. Drowning In Reverse By Malia Auri

  61. Unravel Your Hidden Gems By Tolu' A. Akinyemi

  62. Dead Lions Don’t Roar By Tolu' A. Akinyemi

  63. Dead Dogs Don’t Bark & They Don’t Bite By Tolu' A. Akinyemi

  64. Modern Herstory By Blair Imani

  65. Euphoria By F.S. Yousef

  66. The 100 Best African American Poems By Nikki Giovanni

  67. Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around The World By Vashti Harrison

  68. The Museum Book By Jan Mark

  69. Amelia Writes Again By Marissa Moss

  70. The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours, The Poetry Of Jill Scott By Jill Scott

  71. The 4 Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

  72. A Colorful Madness By Javier Rivera

  73. A Lifetime Of Secrets By Frank Warren

  74. Post Secrets By Frank Warren

  75. Wandering By Hoan A

  76. Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

  77. The Beautiful & The Broken By Illiana Cenjur

  78. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography By Andrew Heifer

  79. Wobbledy 3000 By Jamila Rowser

My 2018 year of reading was very diverse and gave me a chance to read books from different age groups to genres. I was able to realize recommended books that I enjoyed, authors to check out next year and authors I do not like anymore. I purchased books and rented books from the library but I think I will be spending next year with only books that I have already purchased and a few from the library. I enjoyed my year of reading but I must admit that I am intrigued about next year!

How Was Your Reading Year?

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