LAST. NOW. NEXT.
NUMBER THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE
FEBRUARY READING WRAP-UP
TELL ME TUESDAY is a floating feature, depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you read last, what you are reading now, what you will be reading next from your tbr pile, and why. I am curious why people read what they read, so tell me!
2022 A YEAR OF BLACK AND NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS
THIS IS ONE MONTH OF READING
HISTORICAL FICTION 1970s
FAMILY - FRIENDS
Publishes May 17th 2022 - NetGalley ARC
I loved the premise of this book and it was fun reading about the 1970s, but the writing was a bit on the amateurish side. This is a debut author, so I will definitely read his next book.
Published 2019 - Own Ebook
This was a Black History Month book. It's an un-put-downable history of a family and their grandmother's home in East New Orleans. It's written in a conversational, almost personal journaling, style. The events will pull you in and keep you turning the pages. There are accompanying family photographs as well. The Katrina and post-Katrina content is extremely eye opening.
Published December 2019 - Overdrive Borrow
This book is full of vulgar obscenities. It was really difficult for me to read at times, and I'm no prude. And just so you know... Black women don't twerk all the time. It did have a great message about motherhood, though.
COMING OF AGE
Published 2017 - Hoopla Borrow
It's a book about race relations, friendships, and stereotypes written in an engaging and down-to-earth way, from a teen's POV. It isn't historical, but I finished my February TBR, saw it on Hoopla, and didn't want to waste the last two days of the month. I loved it and will be getting a copy for the community center's library.
Published February 1st 2022 - Edelweiss ARC
I loved this multi-generational story. The .5 star deduction comes from one too many coincidences, but everything else was so glorious I was able to live with them even though they are one of my biggest pet peeves in writing.
HISTORICAL FICTION 1955
Published May 5th 2020 - Hoopla Borrow
UNITED STATES HISTORY
Published November 2021 - Overdrive Borrow
⚫ MARCH WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH TBR ⚫
THE 1619 PROJECT - NONFICTION
ADA BLACKJACK - NONFICTION
THE INVINCIBLE SUMMER OF JUNIPER JONES - YOUNG ADULT
THE KINDEST LIE - ADULT FICTION
THE TURNER HOUSE - ADULT FICTION
RACE TO THE SUN - MIDDLE GRADE
BLACK CAKE - ADULT FICTION
MANGA - GRAPHIC NOVELS - COMICS
FAVORITE FEBRUARY READGOODREADS
YEAR TO DATE TOTALS
MIDDLE GRADE 4/12
NATIVE AMERICAN/FIRST NATIONS AUTHORS 3/12
MIDDLE GRADE - 4
YOUNG ADULT - 3
ADULT FICTION - 2
NONFICTION - 1
GRAPHIC NOVELS - 0
AUDIOBOOKS - 7
EBOOKS - 3
PHYSICAL COPIES - 0
BORROWED - 7
ARCS - 2