Oooo weee! January typically feels like the longest. Month.ever! But this January it was simultaneously long and fast-paced… kind of like a good thriller that is more than 300 pages long. It was a Book Tour Palooza for me and I promise to never book that many tours in one month again!
But there were definitely positives in participating in so many book tours this month too. I actually completed my entire January Reading TBR! Mission Accomplished! Yahoo!!! I am the kind of person who does better with deadlines. So while intense, it was still a great kick off to the year and to my 2023 reading goals.
What I Read in January
- Cool. Awkward. Black edited by Karen Strong: A very cool and eclectic anthology. All the characters in the stories are Black and engaged in nerd/geek business. The stories had me laughing out loud. Plot twists were everywhere. (Review Coming Soon!)
- You So Black by Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. and illustrated by London Ladd: Check out my review of this beautiful book! (Children’s Book Review: You So Black by Theresa the S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.
- How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by Kc Davis: LOVED this book! If you have ADHD, are a new mom, a mom with young kids, then check this one out. It is unique in so many ways, not to mention the font is one that supports neurodivergent people with reading and the author gives you two pathways through the book. (Review Coming Soon!)
- We Are Here by Tami Charles and illustrated by Bryan Collier: Love this book, it’s message and the illustrations! Another in the All Because You Matter series. (Review Coming Soon!)
- A Mighty Long Way(Adapted for Young Readers): My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School by Carlotta Walls LaNier with Lisa Frazier Page: This is a memoir that should be added to school history curriculums ASAP. Check out my review: Review: A Mighty Long Way (Adapted for Young Readers)
- Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant: This one was so so fun! A Black teen romance. My review for this will be posted once the Harper Collins strike is over.
- Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury: This thriller/horror had me reading far into the night. One girl sees ghosts and the other wants to capture that girl’s story 10 years later. Check out my review: Arc Review: Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury The publish Date is Feb. 28 so you still have time to pre-order!
- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Graphic Novel) by Kramer Mbalia
- Women Talking by Miriam Toews: I will admit that I almost didn’t finish this one. I listened to the audiobook and two things got me: the horrific scenario of the book which is based on actual events and the fact that a man narrates it. It’s a tough one.
- In The Nick of Time Too by DeeDee Cummings: A heartfelt story about two best friends who have an encounter with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Review: In The Nick of Time Too
- Red Racer Presents the ABCs of Racing by Andy Amendola: A STEM approach to the ABCs that both child and adult will learn from. A New Take on the ABCs with Formula <em>1™</em> Racing
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