Sunday, January 26, 2020

The 2020 Black Lit Challenge - Black History Month

I am very excites for Black History Month 2020. There are so many amazing reading challenges on Instagram it was hard to decide which do join. I decided to join in on The Black Lit Challenge. 

This is a new challenge for 2020 created by Seji of @theartisangeek for Black History month (BHM). It is a great challenge to encourage readers of black lit or people just interested to participate. I think this is a great way to get more people of color (primarily of African descent) to read books by black authors world wide. 

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She also created a very extensive Black Literature Compendium (a database) to make finding books and authors very easy. She also suggested on her YouTube channel that 1 book could satisfy the first 4 prompts. The bonus prompt will be announced closer to BHM.

Just a heads up that before the 21st century means and book before or between January 1, 1901 - December 31, 2000.

Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson; covers all 4 prompts.

Ina's suggestion is Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Reading Women Challenge

The 2020 Reading Women Challenge starts today.

This challenge was created and is hosted by the Reading Women. I found out about it from their podcast of the same name. A great entertaining podcast by the way.  The goal of this challenge is to read books written by or about women, i.e. books not written by men.

I think is a great challenge that will allow me to get through the books I have wanted to read, as well as discover new ones. I am excited about new genres and women authors that I may not have wanted to read before.  Check out the books that I have lined up for the challenge here
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I am starting January off with the two longest (I have a whole year) and shortest books.

Longest at 1462 pages is The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. This will satisfy prompts #7 & #17.

The second-longest at 1094 is Daughters of Africa, an anthology edited by Margaret Busby. Note this is the original anthology. I will move on to the new anthology next year. This will satisfy prompt #8.

The shortest book on my list is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists at 52 pages.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Book Round - Up [Part II]

I have enjoyed a number of books to radio dramas this year. These we're all BBC productions and the majority were based on Agatha Christie mystery novels. Three were random selections. I do plan on listening to more novel based dramas in 2020. I think they qualify as "reading an actual book." I equate them to audiobooks.

My 2019 Book Round-Up [Part I]

These are the books that I have tackled in 2019. Some I was able to complete and others I will have to finish at some point in 2020.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Books I'm Reading This Summer with Annette A (YT)

I am a huge fan of Annette's youtube channel. She is a lawyer who talks a little bit about everything; career, lifestyle etc. Check her out here.