Since it’s the first day of Black History Month, I thought I would shout out some of my fellow Black Bookstagrammers and shine a spotlight on the reading challenges and Book Tours they created! I am participating in two year-long reading challenges so far and one Black History Month Book Tour. So let’s celebrate Black History Month by participating in a reading challenge or two. Let’s go!
🖤 Black History Month Celebration Tours & Challenges 🖤
- I’m participating in the 3rd Annual #BlackGirlBookstaTour hosted by Jamise Harper of @spinesvines. (Check out her new book here: Bibliophile: Diverse Spines is a Must Read!) It features daily tour stops, 84 Black Bookstagrammers and tons of 📖 #Book recommendations. You can check out my stop on February 20 to see what my book rec will be!
- #blackliteracyisrevolutionary hosted by @bookishbohemian. She has created Bingo cards and Story templates to help you track your progress.
- #ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge hosted by @browngirlreading. She is posting reminders for each day’s challenge in her stories. You should also check out the 28 bookstagrammers who will each host a day of the challenge too.
Year-Long Reading Challenges
✊🏾#10Books10Decades Reading Challenge is hosted by @reggiereads. I’m still plotting my way through my list. I have to be more strategic with this one since I tend to read new releases more than backlist books currently. My first read for this challenge will be Passing by Nella Larsen. Check out the @stackspod episode 200 on Passing with @creemyles and the Unabridged: 10 Books 10 Decades interview with @reggiereads on Patreon. Also check out his own podcast @booksarepopculture on Spotify.
✊🏾#MoodReadersDelight Reading Challenge aka #MRDRC22 hosted by @maddblackreads. This challenge is right in my sweet spot since I am a self-proclaimed #moodreader. If you enter the challenge and participate you will have the chance to win a book!
Black Literature 365/24/7 baby!!! Check out my post on Instagram for some of the challenge prompts and instructions. If you are new to instagram, you can keep track of the recommendations that people post for the challenges by doing a search of the hashtag (or conveniently clicking on them linked in my post here!) and then hit follow. Once you follow the hashtag, anyone who uses it, their post will show up in the feed. I also recommend following the accounts that I mentioned. Let me know if you plan to celebrate Black History Month by joining one of these challenges or following a tour.
You can also join the reading challenges on Black woman owned Story Graph and track your progress! I am also on there as @CocoaWithBooks if you want to be friends on the app.
Did I miss any Black History Month challenges hosted by Black creators? Drop it in the comments and include info for the creator so we can spread the love!