POC challenge

January 26, 2010

So since I last updated, a lot has happened.  For one, I had a database crash, which means my first two reviews of the year were lost.  (In summation:  Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer is heartbreaking, wonderful, and extremely hard to get into; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling [as read by Jim Dale] is a fun reread.)  It also sucks because one of my resolutions for the year was updating within two days of finishing a book.  Obviously, that got shot down these past two weeks.

Thankfully, my wonderful friend and her mom were able to recover all of the other posts, so I’m going to get back to reviewing as soon as possible.

And then, Bloomsbury went and lost its mindAgain.  So I have decided to join the POC Reading Challenge.

I’m going to do Level 4, which is 10-15 books.  I will probably surpass that, especially since I had already informally decided that my Women Unbound non-fic books would be largely focused on women of color.

I tend to read as I go, so I’m not going to make a list except to say that I’m currently reading Angela Davis:  An Autobiography.

Books Read for the Challenge

  1. Angela Davis:  An Autobiography by Angela Davis
  2. Dust Tracks on the Road by Zora Neale Hurston
  3. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  4. The Eternal Smile by Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim
  5. The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake
  6. Backtracked by Pedro de Alcantara
  7. My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson
  8. The Bum Magnet by K. L. Brady
  9. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
  10. Kitty Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  11. The Rose That Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur
  12. Calamity Jack by Shannon & Dean Hale, Nathan Hale
  13. Nappy by Charisse Carney-Nunes
  14. Icon:  A Hero’s Welcome by Dwayne McDuffie
  15. Storm by Eric Jerome Dickey
  16. I, Tina by Tina Turner
  17. Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  18. On My Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar
  19. Diablerie: A Novel by Walter Mosley
  20. Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
  21. Life Is Funny by E. R. Frank
  22. Cooked by Jeff Henderson
  23. Alvin Ho Books 1 & 2 by Lenore Look
  24. Played by Dana Davidson
  25. The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  26. Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice

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