It’s almost the end of March (what?!) so I thought I’d take stock of my 2015 reading so far and see how I’m doing on my Reading Goals. I do love to make a list, after all, so here are the details for the first three months of the year.
Books Read: 19
Nonfiction: 3 (2 Memoirs)
Female Authors: 12
Male Authors: 7
Authors of Color: 4
Books Published This Year: 4
My favorite books of 2015 so far:
- Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill (I will write more about this one shortly.)
- A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
Having read four authors of color (Jesmyn Ward, Sherman Alexie, Marlon James, and Walter Mosley) feels like a good start towards my main reading goal of 2015. Why is reading more diversely important for me? Book Riot (my very favorite bookish website) has done an amazing five-part question and answer session on diversity in reading, and it really embodies why this issue is something I care about. You can read about it here, here, here, here, and here. If you want. 🙂 They answer questions like Why is reading diversely important, anyway? and Isn’t paying attention to the race of an author racist? Thought-provoking writing here.
Onward! Read on, good Book People! Anyone have some favorites so far this year? I’d love to hear them.