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Black History Month Readathon

I had a lot of fun with the readathons I did last year; they really pushed me step outside of my comfort zone and read books that I otherwise might not have picked up – and I wound up favoriting so many of them! So this year I decided to kick it up a notch and do five readathons. The first that I’m doing is a Black History Month readathon.

Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 and aims to honor the contributions that African Americans have made and to recognize their sacrifices. There are no real “rules” to my readathon other than to read books by Black authors and/or about Black characters.

These are the books I’ve chosen for the readathon:
When the Reckoning Comes – LaTanya McQueen (horror)
The Weight of Blood – Tiffany D. Jackson (horror)
The Merciless Ones – Namina Forna (fantasy)
Black Girl Unlimited – Echo Brown (fantasy)
Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo (contemporary)
Monday’s Not Coming – Tiffany D. Jackson (mystery)
The Black Queen – Jumata Emill (mystery)
Yellow Wife – Sadeqa Johnson (historical fiction)

Eight books is a lot, but a lot of these are YA which makes me have faith that I’ll be able to get through them pretty quickly! I’ll review books throughout February and do a final summary post at the end of the month.

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