Book Master List

Book Master List

Recommended Reading

Book TitleAuthor

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Peace From Broken Pieces

Iyanla Vanzant

Where She Went

Gayle Forman

Thirteen Reasons Why

Redefining Realness

Janet Mock


Positive (Buy)

This is the type of book that affects you and you may very well read more than once in your lifetime.

Mixed (Borrow)

The book is worth spending some time with. It may not be the best thing you may ever read, but for those who like to read it is something to put on your reading list.

Negative (Avoid)

Honestly, expect this rating rarely for if I don’t finish the book I’m unlikely to rate it. However, if I do somehow finish it and you see this rating, know it likely took me months, if not more than a year to finish the book. Meaning you may have a problem sticking with it faithfully.

Book Reviews

Master Book List

Book TitleAuthorSynopsisStatusRatingBook Information
Where She WentGayle FormanThe follow-up to If I Stay flips things and brings us to Adam’s point of view years after Mia’s accident, and we learn what happened to our favorite musicians from two opposite worlds.FinishedPositive (Buy)

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Redefining Realness (Chapter by Chapter Review)Janet MockFinished

Collected Quotes

Everything, EverythingNicola YoonEverything, Everything is similar to Recovery Road in terms of format. It is setup like a diary, though unlike Recovery Road it has pictures, and each would be chapter is short. However, with a movie coming up this August, starring Amandla Stenberg and Anika Noni Rose, you know I couldn’t resist. Though, let me tell you, this is by no means the best YA novel I’ve ever read.FinishedMixed (Borrow)Collected Quotes
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaBecky AlbertalliSimon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is worth putting on a pedestal for more than its gay lead, but how it handles the drama of his nearly perfect life.FinishedPositive (Buy)
Genre LGBT, Young Adult, Romance

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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. PatMs. PatRabbit can be seen as the story behinds the jokes. Ms. Pat stripping away the punch lines and solely getting to the facts.FinishedPositive (Buy)
ublisher Dey St.
Book’s Publish Date 8/22/2017
Genre Biography
Good If You Like Stories About Someone Pulling Up Their Bootstraps And Making a Way Out Of No Way

Books Focused On Growing Up In Urban Areas

This Isn’t For You If Don’t Like Stories About Black Folk Selling Drugs, The Hood, Or Things Of That Nature

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is the type of book which could prevent many from ever having the ability to say, “I don’t like to read.”FinishedPositive (Buy) | Recommended
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Book’s Publish Date 2/28/2017
Genre Young Adult, Urban
Good If You Like Young Adult Novels Focused On Black Girls.

Urban Novels Which Aren’t All Doom and Gloom.

Books Which Can As Much Be Used For Academic Purposes As Just A Means of Entertainment.

Crazy Rich Asians

While the level of detail in descriptions and family history can be overwhelming, once you get into Crazy Rich Asians, you’re hooked.FinishedMixed (Borrow)
Genre Novel, Fiction
Good If You Like Books Which Focus On More Than One Character’s Point of View

Lots and Lots of Details About Rooms and Houses

Dynasty kind of Drama

A Sense of Culture Within Your Books

Star-Crossed Lovers

Leah on the Offbeat

Becky Albertalli

Leah on the Offbeat fills in a lot of the gaps and questions about Simon’s best friend Leah, as well as bring readers some bi-sexual representation.FinishedPositive (Buy)
Genre Young Adult, Novel, Comedy, LGBT

Wendy's Got The Heat

Wendy Williams

In a rather raw, uncensored, and deeply personal autobiography, Wendy Williams pretty much gives you everything but certain names, exact dates, and pictures.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood almost seems like a gathering of all of Trevor Noah’s standup specials about his childhood, jokes and all, placed into a book.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

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Around The Way Girl (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Taraji P. Henson

FinishedMixed (Borrow)Collected Quotes

Year of Yes (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Shonda Rhimes

FinishedMixed (Borrow)Collected Quotes

Lettin' It all Hang Out


You Better Work! Well, for most of RuPaul’s life that is just what he did. Whether is was working on a signature look, how to perfect his hair, makeup, or tuck, or climbing the stairs to stardom, working is all he did. All the while battling a few addictions, failures, and being grossly misunderstood at times.FinishedMixed (Borrow)Collected Quotes

Wonder (Chapter by Chapter)

Raquel J. Palacio

FinishedMixed (Borrow)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Ransom Riggs


Mixed (Stick Around)

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Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park is a cute romance novel, which doesn’t have much in the way of over the top situations, and creates a simple, and possibly authentic, romance.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

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The Sun Is Also A Star (Chapter by Chapter)

Nicola Yoon

FinishedCharacter Guide

Buy From Amazon

Hurry Down Sunshine

Michael Greenberg

A father learns to adapt, as he has before, to a family member, in this case, his daughter, dealing with a mental illness and it being so close to home.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

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The Bad Beginning (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Lemony Snicket

FinishedCollected Quotes

A Pain Less Ordinary

L.V. Pires

If FreeForm ever decides to do mini-series, A Pain Less Ordinary by L.V. Pires should be one of their first adaptations in the format.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

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Purchase From Amazon

Paper Towns (Chapter by Chapter Review)

John GreenFinished

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Thirteen Reasons Why (Th1rteen R3asons Why)

Jay Asher

FinishedPositive (Buy) | Recommended

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Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me) [Chapter by Chapter Review]

Janet Mock


Positive (Buy)

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Peace From Broken Pieces

Iyanla Vanzant

Peace From Broken Pieces is part biography/ part self-help book, and is very much like putting a puzzle together. You have to be in a certain mind frame to really focus on it, and the process can be both frustrating and therapeutic, yet satisfying once it is all over and things become clear.FinishedPositive (Buy) | RecommendedCollected Quote(s)

If I Stay (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Gayle Forman

FinishedCollected Quotes

In The Country We Love (My Family Divided)

Diane Guerrero

From her childhood to her adult years, Diane Guerrero takes us through the highs of her family being a cohesive unit, to one by one them being deported and her being forced to rely on friends, her parents, and a boyfriend, to be her main support system.FinishedPositive (Buy)Collected Quote(s)

Set For Life: A Story

Dan Kaluzny

While Set For Life does have a formula which gets old, as you realize it is but the first in a series, it makes you appreciate the foundation laid down.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Bryn Greenwood

FinishedPositive (Buy) | Recommended

Recovery Road (Chapter by Chapter Review)

Blake NelsonFinishedMixed (Borrow)Collected Quotes

So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister

Anna Akana

So Much I Want To Tell You: Letters To My Little Sister, is the type of memoir/advice book those without an older sibling, or aren’t close to theirs, may want to look into. Especially if you wanted an older sister.FinishedMixed (Borrow)

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