June 6, 2017





I committed to reading 43 books in 2017 as part of the Perspectives Book Project in an effort to “explore points of view to which I’m otherwise not sufficiently exposed.”

I’m a little late on April and May, but here goes…


For my month on Islamic Heritage, I had committed to reading these books:


A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS: I realize everyone will think I’m crazy but I didn’t finish this book. I absolutely loved THE KITE RUNNER but just couldn’t get into this one. It was really beautifully written and hopefully I’ll pick it up again someday.

I AM MALALA: I might have been the last person on earth to read this book. So good. So important. I was beyond moved and inspired by this book. “I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.” –Malala Yousafzai

PERSEPOLIS: This was the first graphic novel I’ve ever read. Well done and interesting.

RUMI: Read a couple poems while I brushed my teeth. Not gonna lie – don’t love poetry.


For Asian Pacific Heritage, I planned to read:


But I needed a break. So, I took some time off from the Perspectives Book Project and read these books because my pleasure reading TBR stack was calling me. I really enjoyed them all:

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And then, for May Perspectives Book Project, I read THE WANGS VS THE WORLD and another book called A SMALL REVOLUTION by Jimin Han. Both also great.

June is LGBTQ Awareness Month and I’m planning to read these books. I’ll write an update when I finish.


Have you read any books from the Perspectives Book Project? If so, let me know in the comments below or help share on social media by using the hashtag #PerspectivesBookProject.




More from The Perspectives Book Project:

January: Human Trafficking
February: African-American/Black History and Awareness/Racism
March: Women’s History