February 2016 Wrap Up/ posted in: Reading
In my January Wrap Up post I talked about how I ended up reading all white authors except for one book. I decided that to balance the scales a bit I would not read white authors this month.
It was a low reading month for me. I only read 9 books. I had some trouble getting focused on any book in the middle of the month. That was a me problem, not the books’ problem. I ended up sending some perfectly good books back to the library unread because I just wasn’t feeling them at the time.
I also talked about how I didn’t have a mental list of names of POC authors for whatever genre I wanted to read at any given time. I find that the books I choose to read by POC authors tend to be fairly heavy. Sometimes that isn’t what you need at certain points. I needed to do some more research to find authors in lighter areas.
In February I read books written by:
- 1 African-American man
- 1 African-American woman
- 1 Latina
- 1 South Asian woman
- 4 East Asian women
- and I finished up the Bill Bryson audiobook I started in January so 1 white man snuck in there
- 2 audiobooks
- 3 nonfiction
- 2 science fiction
- 2 fantasy
- 1 each of historical fiction and chick lit
What’s coming up in March?
Since lots of books I read tend to fall in the weird category, I’m finding I have a lot to say about this.
Everyone knows I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan but I’ve never read any Diana Wynne Jones. I’m going to use this event to try to fix that.