Sunday, September 12, 2010

Calling All 2011 Debut Authors of Color + What I'm Reading

Are you a (ETA: I forgot to mention that you need to be a YA/MG author, sorry for the confusion!) YA/MGdebut author of color? If so, please either a) email me or b) leave a comment with your name and the title of your book. Thank you! I have a nice, not-so secret project I'm working on :)

I didn't get to check my mailbox this week so I'm not sure what new books I've got. I didn't want to not-post today so I decided to share what I'm currently reading, my goals for September and books I wish I could read (I either can't because of money or time).

I don't usually update my Goodreads currently-reading widget that often. Usually it starts off with me currently-reading the book and then it turns into my needs-to-be-reviewed widget.

Currently Reading

1. The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (really good but also really long)

2. A Map of Home by Randa Jarr (just started, good so far)

3. Roberto & Me by Dan Gutman (I have mixed feelings on this one)

4. Pirates! by Celia Rees (a re-read. I adore this book)

Wish I Could Read (I decided to go with an adult fiction theme. I don't own any of these books)

1. Substitue Me by Lori Tharps

2. Glorious by Bernice McFadden

3. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

4. Orange Mint & Honey by Carleen Brice

September Reading Goals

1. Finish reading and write reviews for all books with Latino main characters! I don't have as many as I thought, surprisingly. But still.

2. Finish A Reading Challenge! I actually think I'll finish the Global Reading Challenge first. That will be my goal, to finish a challenge a month (which is going to be really hard since I don't own a lot of the books on my lists).

So what new books did you get this week? Do you have any reading goals for September?

PS My birthday is next Saturday, yay!


  1. I loved Pirates by Rees. I still haven't read Red Pyramid. The size of it has been putting me off a bit.

    I just started White Cat by Black. I am enjoying it so far.

    Hopefully birthday = no homework and gift cards

  2. I have two books I released simultaneously, IN TIME and THE PEOPLE IN MY HEAD. I will be releasing a new novel ONE LAST DANCE, LITTLE SISTER? very soon. In the meantime you can read some free snippets and shorts on my websites and

  3. Happy Early Birthday.

    I really enjoyed Orange Mint and Honey, I really connected with the main character.

  4. You will love Girl in Translation. Happy early birthday!!! Can we have a cyber birthday party??? I'll bring cake although I'm not sure how that will work!!!

  5. First Happy Birthday!And second thank for all the wonderful work you doing to help get book by people of color into the hands of readers.

    I will be debut author come Feb 2011. My name is Karen L. Simpson and the name of my novel is Act of Grace.

    Thank You so much

  6. I know I'm late to this, but I just wanted to say that City of Ghosts popped up in my work's postbox this week along with Where I Belong (which is so exciting because that cover is amazing).


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