2015 Reading List Report Card

Each month, our members are asked to rate our Literary Selection of the month. Members choose from a scale that includes: A-Exceptional, B-Good, C-Average, D-Fair, and F-Weak. Our 2015 Reading Season is almost over, so we're sharing the average ratings for our national Literary Selections throughout the year (sorted highest to lowest).

women of brewster placeRating: B+

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

Theme: Classic Novel

Read November 2015: "[The DC chapter] acknowledged how bold it was for Gloria Naylor, to tackle such sensitive and taboo subject matters (back when this book was written), in an honest way, where you couldn't help but relate. Additionally, some of the more heartbreaking scenes were written with such depth and detail, and much like a car accident, you couldn't look away." - Elizabeth, DC Chapter


Rating: B-

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Theme: International Setting

Read September 2015: "I knew I liked the book, when I found myself talking to it, laughing out loud and holding back a tear (or two)." - Kalilah, Brooklyn Chapter


Rating: B-

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Theme: Mystery/Suspense

Read July 2015: "Slow start but I ended up really enjoying the story's twists and turns..." - Jwahir, Oakland Chapter


Rating: C+

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Theme: Chick Lit

Read August 2015: "I found myself relating to some of her experiences trying to fit in with or associate with the "cool" kids. I really enjoyed this reading selection this month." - Kamika, Sacramento Chapter


Rating: C+

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Theme: Inspirational/Womanhood 

Read October 2015: "...nothing I hadn't heard before, but reminders are always good, especially since I get so caught up in the many ups/downs life throws my way." - Kelley, Oakland Chapter


Rating: C

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Theme: New Novel 

Read May 2015: "This won't ruin her classic works for me but contemporary writing is not Morrison's strength." - Aisha, DC Chapter

Our 2015 Reading Season spanned from May-December this year, and did not include June or December, (our months for local chapter reads).