January has come and January has gone, and what do I have to show for it? Not a bad turnout for reading, as it happens. I’m particularly chuffed about the number of titles that have been picked from the TBR, a trend I am planning on continuing since I’m on a book-buying ban until May. (We’ll see how that goes, yes?) Additionally, five titles meet the criteria for being POC-related. Here are the deets:
- The Stationery Shop – Marjan Kamali (F) POC
- Me – Elton John (NF) (TBR)
- Friday Black – Nana Kwame Adjej-Brenyah (F-short stories) (TBR) – no blog post
- English Country House Murders – Thomas Godfrey (ed.) – F anthology (TBR) – no blog post
- Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo (F) (TBR) POC
- Turtle Diary – Russell Hoban (F) (TBR)
- Home – Ellen Degeneres (NF) (TBR) – no blog post
- The Education of a WASP – Lois Mark Stalvey (NF-auto)
- Living Earth – DK Eyewitness Books – Miranda Smith (ed.) (TBR) – no blog post
- Bop – Maxine Chernoff (F- short stories) (TBR) – this was a DNF. – no blog post
- 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School – Louis Eguaras and Matthew Frederick (NF) (TBR) – no blog post
A slight lack of blog posts about a lot of these reads, but this was a combination of being busy, going on vacation, going back to school and procrastination/not that much to say, so it’s all good.
Moving on to February, it’s one of my favorite celebratory occasions – Black History Month – so expect some focused reading on that. Right now, I’m fully immersed in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1947) which is an amazing read. It’s a large book (Scary Big Book in terms of page numbers) – 580 pp – so it’s taking a little while. But whoo-whee — it’s good.