February is Black History Month!! So my TBR will be featuring black authors only for the month. [Disclaimer: I do read black authors throughout the year, but I wanted to dedicate the month to ONLY black authors. I plan to do something similar for Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May), Gay Pride Month (June), etc.]
I am trying to prioritize books that I already own. These are the books from my personal collection that I hope to get to this month:
Bad Feminist | Alternatively titled Intersectional Feminism: 101. I’ve wanted to read this book for a while and I’m finally getting around to it.
Brown Girl Dreaming | It’s poetry. I love poetry, enough said.
The Hate You Give | I’ve been putting it off because of all the hype, but it will have been published three years ago on February 28… So I need to finally read it.
Hunger | As someone who has a complicated relationship with food and her body, I’ve been intrigued by this essay collection.
If You Come Softly | Interracial couple. Yes please.
Little & Lion | Bipolar character, queer female character.
Tyler Johnson Was Here | Police brutality, TW: black teen boy shot and killed.
The Wedding Date | Interracial couple, fake dating trope. I don’t usually read romance books, but I feel like this one might be a winner.
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Additionally, I decided to get some books on Overdrive, so that I’ll have something to read while I’m commuting. These are those books (plus some others for when I’m at a doctors appointment or something):
Black Enough | e-book. An anthology about diversity within the black community.
Difficult Women | e-book. A short story collection about women.
Full Disclosure | audio. I’ve never read a book about an HIV-positive person before, so I’m looking forward to reading from this new perspective.
Monday’s Not Coming | audio. A black teen disappears and no one seems to notice; a possible examination on how different missing person cases with white children and children of color are treated.
Not That Bad | e-book. TW: discussion of rape, it’s a discussion that must be had.
The Poet X | audio. This isn’t just any poetry, it’s slam poetry.
Queen of the Conquered | e-book. Revenge for colonial oppression, main character has the power to control minds.
The Source of Self-regard | audio. A collection of essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art by Toni Morrison.