Summer 2015 Reading List


Hello! It’s a good time to update with a summer reading challenge.

From Oliver de la Paz:

Summer Reading Challenge Rules:

1) Pick 15 books that you would like to finish this summer–any genre, any size. This list doesn’t have to be at 15 right from the start. It will grow as the summer continues.

2) Of the 15 books, designate 3 that you recommend to co-participants. (After you’ve read them, of course).

3) Of the 15 books, 3 of the books must be from recommendations by other participants.

4) Post your 15 book list somewhere with a link so that co-participants can link you on their webpages, tumblr pages, or blogs.

5) Hold yourself accountable by posting commentary about a book you’ve just read. Commentary can also take the form of something creative or artistic.

6) The Challenge Ends August 31st. Have fun.

My list so far:

1.) How Formal? by Stephanie Hammer (poetry) (& her novel, The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior)

2.) Octavia’s Brood, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown (POC sci-fi anthology)

3.) [insert boy] by Danez Smith (poetry)

4.Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older (YA novel)

5.) Catalog of Unabased Gratitude by Ross Gay (poetry)

6.) Mad Honey Symposium by Sally Wen Mao (poetry)

7.) I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest (YA novel)

8.) In the Country by Mia Alvar (fiction)

9.) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel)

10.) Under a Painted Sky by Stacy Lee (YA novel)

11.) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (YA novel)

12.) Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows by Eugenia Leigh (poetry)

13.) Silent Anatomies by Monica Ong (poetry)

14.) Uzumaki by Junji Ito (horror manga)

15.) The Living by Matt de la Peña (YA novel)

The stats:

13/16 Writers/Editors of Color

10/16 Women Writers/Editors

6 Poetry collections

5 Novels (4 YA; 1 Adult)

2 Graphic novels

1 Anthology

Back-up Titles:

1.) Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (nonfiction)

2.) Dietland by Sarai Walker (fiction)

3.) The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (fiction)

4.)Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (graphic novel)

5.) Sensation Comics: Wonder Woman (graphic novel)

6.) I Kill Giants by Ken Niimura (graphic novel)

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