February was a short, but busy month. Between my birthday and other things going on I didn’t finish as many books as I would have liked. I actually spent a good chunk of time setting up my reading journal for the year. So I’m happy about that and will hopefully share more in future posts. I also took one step towards a major reading goal by reading a book off of my Big Mama Mega Reads Book TBR list.
Reading a 500+ Pager Mega Reads Book
I finally started The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers! My motivator was a reading blitz hosted by @IntrotoEclecticism on Instagram. It was the kickstart that I needed. While I lost steam at the second marker, I think my plan is probably to continue a slow read of it at my own pace. It’s really good, but it also has some heavy content that I’m not interested in bingeing in one sitting. My pages are already marked out from the blitz, so that will give me some goals as I continue to read. You can check out A Romantic February Reading Goals List for the page breakdowns if you are interested.
What I Read in February
- Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood (Buddy Read): I haven’t read her full-length novels yet, but these novellas were okay. The best one was the first one, but all of the female main characters had highly suspect decision making skills despite being extremely smart.
- Highly Suspicious & Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert: HILARIOUS! Love Talia Hibbert so I was definitely going to check out her YA debut. I was laughing out loud for the majority of this friends to enemies to lovers romance. Bradley is definitely on the good book boyfriend role model list. Check out the audiobook, it was great!
- Black Internet Effect by Shavone Charles: This was a very quick and interesting read. Shavone Charles tells her story of how she got her internships at Google and Twitter. She shares how she created space for employees of color in her roles. Great read for a high school senior and college students.
- The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honorée Fanone Jeffers – This is a very interesting generational story. My fave parts so far though are actually the “history” portion that give you the stories of their ancestors.
- Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood – I’m listening to the audiobook. I’m intrigued. The main character is a magical tour guide, but I question why anyone would ever want to go on these tours into a Jamaican jungle that has monsters in it. We shall see.