Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight

Inspired by We Need Diverse Books Summer Reading Series, Hollywood the Write Way began the Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight in the summer of 2015.

Goal: Post a review of a diverse read (a diverse story and/or a story written by a diverse author) every other day during the summer.


In 2015, Hollywood the Write Way launched the Summer Reading Diversity Spotlight by reviewing a diverse read everyday the first week of its creation and every other day until the unofficial end of summer, shortly after Labor Day.

In 2016, Hollywood the Write Way will be reviewing a diverse read every other day from the first day of summer to the very last.

Feel free to join in as well for a week, month, or during the entire summer of 2016 (June 20, 2016 – September 22, 2016)!

Summer 2015 Archive
1. Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn – Review (Sunday, July 5, 2015)
2. World After by Susan Ee – Review
3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Review
4. Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler – Review
5. Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler – Review
6. Every Day by David Levithan – Review
7. Monster by Walter Dean Myers – Review
8. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – Review (July 13th)
9. The Living by Matt de la Peña – Review
10. The Heir by Kiera Cass – Review
11. X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon – Review
12. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – Review
13. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King – Review
14. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman – Review
15. Prophecy by Ellen Oh – Review
16. Inked by Eric Smith – Review
17. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz – Review
18. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein – Review
19. O’s Little Book of Happiness by O The Oprah Magazine – Review
20. Second Position by Katherine Locke – Review
21. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson, Illustrated by Adrian Alphona – Review
22. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins – Review
23. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Review
24. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – Review
25. The New World by Patrick Ness – Review
26. Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, Adapted by Leigh Dragoon, Illustrated by Kaari – Review
27. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson, Illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa & Elmo Bondoc – Review
28. Shadow by Amanda Sun – Review
29. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin – Review
30. The Ripple Effect (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Short) by Malorie Blackman – Review
31. Doctor Who: Tip Of The Tongue (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Short) by Patrick Ness – Review
32. What’s Left Of Me by Kat Zhang – Review
33. The Fisher Queen by Alyssa Wong – Review
34. The Oiran’s Song by Isabel Yap – Review
35. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – Review
36. Sleeper by Jo Walton – Review
37. The Last Day by Ellen Oh – Review
38. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade by John Chu – Review (Friday, September 11, 2015)