As I discussed in my January post, each month I will be reading a book from each of five categories. This is a way to keep my reading focused while also keeping me interested in reading a variety of genres so I don’t just fall into brainlessly reading my go-to mystery/detective novels over and over…and over again.
Here are my picks for February: Black History Month
Non-Fiction: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley: I am listening to this book on Audible and Lawrence Fishbourne is reading it…AMAZING!
Social Justice/Religion: Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan: Finished this one already, it’s ABSOLUTELY worth the read. More about this one later this month.
Biography: Fredrick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight: Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Fredrick Douglass who honestly, I don’t know much about so very much enjoying learning about this key figure in the fight for the abolition of slavery in the US.
Book Club: Wild Sea by Joy McCann: This is my Book Club’s journey to the South Sea…super excited to read this one!! It has pictures!!
Classic: Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Both of these are classics by the Harlem Renaissance writer. Just started Barracoon, it’s intense but amazing!
Since we finally have snow and cold temps here in the Philadelphia area, it’s perfect ‘curl up with a good book’ weather and I have a great reading list for February so, I’m all set!
Read on my friends!