February (and January) reads (spoiler free)


There was no particular theme. I needed to read something to get my 20 books in 2020 kicked off.

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

Is it strange that the whole time I was reading this book, it was constantly giving a sarcastic tone? It was almost slapstick funny. I found it refreshingly buoyant compared to say, Gone Girl or Girl on the Train.


February is Black History Month so I decided to read books written by African or African-American authors.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This book has been on my “to-read” list for a long time and I finally got a chance to read it. The main character, Celie, has gone through a lot. You follow her for decades and you wonder if things ever turn around for her. Spoiler alert: they do but it was a long, slow burn.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

This book was a very difficult read. It was not until the end I realized this was not a historical fiction book, but rather magical realism. There was a lot of anachronism. If you kept thinking, “wait a minute…” stop it. It is not meant to be historical fiction. The time the book takes place is fairly ambiguous and it kept me questioning until the very end.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

I enjoy this book a lot. I only read a few chapters a night because I do not want it to end. I also found it relatable since it took place during a very familiar time in my life, the 2008 recession.

The theme for my next reads in March is Women’s History month. Stay tuned for my spoiler-free reviews.

Any books you recommend? What are you currently reading? Comment below!

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