I can’t believe that February is already over! I know it’s because the month is shorter than most months by at least 2 days. Most of my reading this month has been dedicated to my buddy read and school. I am hoping next month I can sprinkle in more for fun books.
My first book of the month was Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia with illustrations done by Gabriel Picolo. I think it was a really nice way to bring new fans into the universe. Kami Garcia does a wonderful job creating such a vibrant story for Raven. The way the art is done is honestly amazing. The muted shades of purple really resonated with Raven. I am curious to see how this ties into the second book Beast Boy. I gave it 4 stars!
The second book I read in February was Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. I have been trying to listen to more audiobooks this year. This was a really powerful novel about how the feminism movement forgot women of color. I read this book for more background going into my African American literature course. Mikki Kendall goes into great detail about her own struggle. The things she experienced or has seen happened to those around her.
I read this book for my black women writers course. Our Nig was written by the first black woman writer in the US. The book was lost to history for over 100 years until Henry Louis Gates Jr. rediscovered it. The story is about a young girl who is abandoned by her mother to a family in the north. It details how they weren’t free in the north even if slavery wasn’t a thing. I think it’s a really important book that still needs to be taught today.
My final book of February was my buddy read book. I read Dune over a span of two months. I honestly really enjoyed this space tale. There were some flaws that made me knock down the rating to a 4 star. The ending was quite rush especially for the amount of build up they gave it. I kind of expected it to be drawn out more. Overall, I definitely think it’s worth a read if you are into science fiction.
I am quite happy with the amount of books I read in February! I am hoping that I can read a bit more in March. Have you read any of the books I have listed? What was your favorite read of February?