I am participating in DiverseAThon this year. One of my top goals for this year is to read more diversely. Without further ado, here is my tentative TBR:
The Color of Water by James McBride- This was my summer reading book before going into ninth grade, and I’ve always wanted to read it again. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads: “The Color of Water tells the remarkable story of Ruth McBride Jordan, the two good men she married, and the 12 good children she raised. Jordan, born Rachel Shilsky, a Polish Jew, immigrated to America soon after birth; as an adult she moved to New York City, leaving her family and faith behind in Virginia. Jordan met and married a black man, making her isolation even more profound. The book is a success story, a testament to one woman’s true heart, solid values, and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered. In telling her story–along with her son’s–The Color of Water addresses racial identity with compassion, insight, and realism. It is, in a word, inspiring, and you will finish it with unalloyed admiration for a flawed but remarkable individual. And, perhaps, a little more faith in us all.”
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir- I have yet to read this book, and it has been on my TBR for a while.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken- I love the synopsis of this book and I have been wanting to read it for a long time.
I know this TBR isn’t very long, I may be adding more books if I am able to finish these three. The only books on this TBR that I may struggle with are An Ember in the Ashes because it is told from multiple POV’s and I sometimes struggle reading books with multiple POV’s, but I’m gonna give it a try. The other book that I might have a hard time with is Passenger because it jumps between different time periods, and I sometimes have a hard time with books that jump between time periods, but I still want to try reading it. If I can’t get through An Ember in the Ashes or Passenger because of the dual POV’s then I will read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz and then I will read The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh.
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The Color Of Water is excellent!! I remember it fondly.
Hope you enjoy An Ember In The Ashes, or any of the books you end up reading. There’s absolutely no pressure. Just read and have fun! 😀
Thank you! I hope I enjoy An Ember in the Ashes too, I’ve heard amazing things about it. The only thing with that book I might have trouble with is the narrative format.
If you get to Ari & Dante, I hope you enjoy it! I read it at the start of the month and I loved it! Great TBR and good luck 😀
Thank you!! I’m hoping Passenger and An Ember in the Ashes work out though.
I really enjoyed An Ember in the Ashes! I usually have a hard time reading books with multiple POV’s but this one for me was done really well and I didn’t have a problem with keeping up.
Oh, that’s awesome to know!
An Ember in the Ashes is good. I actually should reread it and pick up the sequel. My library hold of Ari and Dante finally shipped and I’m really excited to listen to it (yes to Lin-Manuel Miranda!). I hope you enjoy all the books on your TBR and Ari and Dante if the other two don’t work out.
Thank you! I’ll most likely get the eBook if Passenger and the Ember and the Ashes don’t work out because of the format.
I love the idea. Also, I think one of the bloggers actually did a diversity bingo for this year to help people out with their TBRs. Not sure if you will be interested or if you’ve heard about it already. Let me know and I will try to dig it out for you if you haven’t seen it yet!
I’ve have seen it! There’s also a Google Docs Spreadsheet with a list of books that I pulled books from for my TBR for DiverseAThon!
Really? I am totally asking you to share it with me!
The TBR is the perfect size for you. Passenger is on my regular TBR as well.
An Ember in the Ashes is an amazing choice. It was one of my favorite books of 2015.
How well does it flow with the dual POV’s?
Really good, you get a sense of both characters
Really awesome list. Also passengers doesn’t deal with a looooooot of time periods so maybe you won’t struggle with it that much.
Thank you, and that’s good to know about Passenger!