2019 Reading Challenge: 10 Books!

Well, finally, I have hit the halfway mark of my reading goal for this year--10 books! Here they are:

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama. 5 stars. Nonfiction/Autobiography/ Memoir.

2. Midnight Riot (Rivers of London, #1) by Ben Aaronovitch. 3 stars. Fiction/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Mystery/British.

3. Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness #1) by Rhys Bowen. 3 stars. Fiction/Historical/British/Mystery/Cozy mystery.

4. After The Wedding (The Worth Saga #2) by Courtney Milan. 4 stars. Fiction/Romance/Historical Romance/Britain.

5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 5 stars. Fiction/Contemporary/Young Adult. 

6. A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1) by Talia Hibbert. 4 stars. Fiction/Romance/Contemporary Romance. 

7. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin. 3 stars. Fiction/Contemporary/Romance/Muslim culture/Canadian.

8. An Unconditional Freedom (The Loyal League #3) by Alyssa Cole. 3 stars. Fiction/Romance/Historical Romance/Civil War/Espionage.

9. Revolutionary Days: Recollections of Romanoffs and Bolsheviki, 1914-1917 by Julia Cantacuzene. 4 stars. Nonfiction/Memoir/History/Russian History/Twentieth Century.

10. Before The Rains by Dinah Jefferies. 3 stars. Fiction/Historical Fiction/Romance/India/Twentieth Century.


  1. Whoo hoo!! I'm also around the halfway mark on my goal. Lots on diversity on the list. I've been refusing to read The Hate You Give. What did you like about it? I'm curious. I'm pretty sure I've read zero contemporary books that deal with political kind of stuff.

    1. What did I like about The Hate U Give? It was incredibly well written. It's hard to read in the sense that it makes you angry and sad but that isn't a bad thing sometimes, especially when the story's about a young person getting killed by the police for no reason. it reflects the times and isn't that kind of what contemporary fiction is for, sometimes? I wouldn't call it political, though; it's societal and it's about systemic issues.


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