February turned out to be a reading-heavy month, which was fine by me and I enjoyed the majority of the titles. Since it was also Black History Month in the U.S., I usually try to put a heavier focus on POC authors and topics, but I wasn’t overly impressed by the number of POC titles I actually completed this year. (I enjoyed the majority of the reads, but the total itself just wasn’t as many as I had hoped for. I think the flu was responsible for some of that.) No biggie.
Still, better than nowt and all is good. I’ll just carry on with this POC focus throughout the rest of the year, as I have done for the past few years.
The reads for February 2019 included:
- Barracoon: The Story of the “Last Cargo”– Zora Neale Hurston (1931) – NF
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History– Vashti Harrison (2017) – NF
- Shade: Pete Souza on Obama – Pete Souza (2018) – NF (no blog post)
- Black is the Body (essays) – Emily Bernard (2019) – NF (no blog post)
- Victoria: A Life – A.N. Wilson (2014) – NF
- Elvis Presley: The Reluctant Rebel– Glen Jeansom, David Luhrsson and Dan Solokovic (2011) – NF
- The Domino Book of Decorating – editors from Domino mag (2016) – NF (no blog post)
- Texas Made Texas Modern – Helen Thompson (2018) – NF (no blog post)
- 500 Contemporary Quilts– Kary Patterson Bresenham (2010) – NF
- The Adventures of Sally – P.G. Wodehouse (1923) – F (no blog post)
So to the numbers:
- Total number of books read in February 2019: 11
- Total number of pages read: 2,814 pages (av. 256).
- Fiction/Non-Fiction: 1 fiction / 10 non-fiction.
- Diversity: 4 POC. 5 books by women.
- Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 9 library books, 2 owned books and 1 e-book. (I know that this total equals more than 11, but the e-book was an owned book, so counts for two categories. Seeeeeee?)
Plans for March include going to Graceland and some reading. And probably a jigsaw puzzle as I haven’t done one for ages… 🙂
Black History Month from other years: