If you read my last blog post, you will know that I’m in the middle of a horrible reading slump. I’m still trying to work my way out of it, so I plan on keeping my reading plans pretty loose. I’m going to a couple of exciting events for two of these books, and I’m hoping that going to these events will help me reach for these books more. So without further ado, here are my reading plans for February!
Odd One Out by Nic Stone
I started this book about halfway through January and, due to my reading slump, it was slow moving. That said, I have just finished this book, and I’m excited to share more of my thoughts in my wrap up.
Odd One Out is told in three different perspectives—part one was is one character perspective, part two was in another, and the last part is in the third perspective. It follows the relationships between three friends and how they develop. This is all I want to say about this book, but I would encourage you to read the Goodreads summary because this is what initially intrigued me.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis
This is another book that I started last month that I want to gradually read throughout February. I think it would be a fitting read for around Valentine’s Day because it’s not just about couples. It’s also about self-love and love for others, and I feel like there are elements of that in these short pieces written by different women and their experience with feminism.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up follows sixteen-year-old Bri who is destined to be the greatest rapper of all-time; if she could make it out of her neighbourhood one day. Her dad was an underground rapper who died before he made it big, her mother has unexpectedly lost her job and bills have started to pile up. With homelessness becoming a potential reality, there is no other option than for Bri to make it. On the Come Up is described as a story of fighting for your dreams; being true to you, not what people expect of you; and the frightful realities of poor, working-class black families.
I have not bought my copy quite yet because I’m going to Angie’s event in Vancouver on the 21st of February, but I can assure you that as soon as my copy is in my hands, I will be reading it.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Black Leopard, Red Wolf follows Tracker who is known for his hunting skills. When tasked to track down a boy who has been missing for three years, he breaks his rule of always working alone and ends up teaming up with a group of unlikely companions that are also searching for the boy. It is when their search leads them through many different places that Tracker starts to ask questions about the boy, the reason he went missing and who is telling the truth.
I am also going to an event for the release of Black Leopard, Red Wolf through the Vancouver Writer’s Festival on the 17th, so I’m very excited to check this out as well.
That’s all for my loose February reading plans. What books do you plan on reading this month? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!