2018 Reading Challenge

The Hate U Give

“That’s why people are speaking out, huh? Because it won’t change if we don’t say something” (171).



About the book

There are so many hard hitting quotes in this book that it was difficult to narrow it down to only one.  I chose to read Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give to start off the challenge because I wanted to read something that contained a different perspective than that I am used to.  This book centers around a young woman named Starr who is witness to the police shooting death of her unarmed friend.  She struggles to find her voice to speak out against the brutality that took the life of her friend and become an activist for those who can no longer speak.


Any book from the 2017 Goodreads choice awards.  It won in the category of Best Young Adult Fiction with a total of 59, 571 votes.

Reading next: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Happy reading,



Thomas, Angie. The Hate u Give. Balzer Bray, 2017.


2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

I Have never been the one to make New Years resolutions but this year I wanted to change that.  When deciding what I wanted to work on I glanced at my overflowing bookshelf, many of the books having been left unread.  For the past five years I have been an education student with an English major, being an English major meant that the only books that I read were those necessary for my classes.  My love of reading had burned out which I talk about here.

Then I came across the 2018 reading challenge posted by Liz Mannegren on her blog Mommy Mannegren.  I love the variety of book types listed in this challenge and feel that this may bring me out of my YA fiction bubble.  The 52 books in 52 weeks will be a challenge but reasonable enough for me to complete by the end of 2018.  As a way of keeping myself accountable I have brought my blog back from the dead and will be posting as I complete books.

You can keep up with my progress via this blog, Twitter, or on Goodreads

Happy Reading,