Today is the last Sunday in February which means it’s my last week of highlighting some books by Black authors on my TBR. This week I decided to focus on memoirs by Black authors. I don’t really read memoirs, but I’m hoping to get into them a little more this year and try a couple out. These are definitely contenders on that list. 🙂
I was nominated to do the Versatile Blogger Award back at the beginning of the month by Mandy at Book Princess Reviews. Thanks for the nomination, Mandy! I think I’ve done this before (honestly, I lose track) but this is definitely a tag you can do more than once since it’s not just answering one set of questions. Anyway, here are the rules:
1) Display the award on your blog.
2) Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3) Share 7 facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.
I’m a reader who loves to read backlist books every once in awhile. Admittedly, now that I blog I don’t do it as often as I used to, but it’s still something I thoroughly enjoy. However, there are some issues that may come up with reading older books. I’ve talked before about how reading books that are a few decades old may lead you to feel that these books are unoriginal even though they are the original that inspired a proliferation of the genre. Something that I recently have been thinking about are the issues with reading backlist books that talk about issues within the LGBTQIAP community.
I’ve always thought of myself as someone who’s pretty good at finishing series that I started. When thinking about series, I’d always remember the ones that I binge-read, like Divergent and The Hunger Games. I tend to forget those that I’ve neglected. But once I realized that I didn’t finish a single series last year, I also realized there are a lot of series that I’ve fallen behind on and want to finish.
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic. All links will take you to Goodreads. This week’s topic is top five books to help get you out of a reading slump. Two things always help get me out of a reading slump: a fast-paced book or a book with a really cute, pretty light story and so most of these books will fit into one of those categories.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books. This week’s theme is top ten books you liked more/less than you thought you would. I’m pretty sure the intention was to choose one (either more or less), but I decided to go with both and choose 5 for each to make things a little easier for myself.
Published: March 7, 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire | Series: The Bone Witch #1 | Length: 400 pages | Genre: YA, fantasy | Source: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley. | Possible Triggers: death, bullying
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Summary from Goodreads:
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!