I have updated the first post with my most recent books. I managed to finish two so far this month and am working on a third. Still trudging through that memoir.
For anyone interested in civil rights, Dear Martin was a quick, easy read. It is a YA novel, but I liked the social issues brought to light in the book. There aren't nearly enough YA protagonists representing this point of view.
Also finally read The Handmaid's Tale. It's only been on my list for a few years. I thought it was fantastic, but the ending had me so mad!
I just finished One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus last night. It is a YA mystery novel that has been compared the the Pretty Little Liars books. It certainly wasn't as good as PLL, but it stands alone in it's own way. If you read and liked PLL I would recommend giving it a try. It's a pretty quick read.