Black History Month | TBR & Plans

February is an amazing time of year. Love is in the air, themed book lists abound, and for 28 days, Black History Month is in full swing.

As a biracial reader and writer, February is a reminder of not only where I’ve come from, but where we’ve come from as a community and where we’re going as a community. It’s a celebration of creative achievement and excellence—it’s the perfect excuse to uplift and support one another.

This February, I have quite a bit planned to do just that—starting with my TBR. It’s fairly modest (only three books oop) but I wanted to give myself time to read, enjoy, and reflect on them properly without needing to rush through books and not give them enough time. I’ll be doing a spotlight piece for each book midweek from February 4th to 24th, as well as some anticipated releases posts and a couple of discussions including one on remediation and The Color Purple, and revisiting my first dives into the Marvel universe via Blade and Spawn.

The Books

…but it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be…

Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart… 

The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him including June’s best friend, Gil. But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist…

Reading anything good for Black History Month? Let’s talk about it~

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