Calendar Girls February Wrap-Up

It’s finally happening! The longest month ever is coming to an END!!!! Raise your hand if you’re counting the days til Spring Break!

We have had a fantastic month talking about Black History Month and books written by black authors. I think I can safely speak for a few others when I say this was eye-opening in terms of realizing how few books written by black authors that I actually read. A lot of us talked about how we tend to choose books based on synopsis, and we noticed how heavily our choices favor books by white women.

So thanks everyone for some great discussion this month, and for putting some more books on my radar.

Best Books by Black Author Picks

Children of Blood and Bone – Katie (that’s me!) @ Never Not Reading
Children of Blood and Bone – Deanna @ Deanna Writes About
The Belles – Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads
Lullaby – Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading
The Hate U Give – Teri Polen
The Hate U Give – Samantha @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – Dani @ Mousai Books
Becoming – Sophie @ Beware the Reader
The Color Purple – Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads it All
Dread Nation – Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile
Dear Martin – Krista and Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds
Let’s Talk About Love – Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – Ashley @ Inside My Minds

Our Favorite Pick is…

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Calendar Girls February: Best Book by a Black Author

Good gracious, is it only just now February? Is it just me or did January feel like it lasted forever? (It’s probably just me…)

Here in the states February is national Black History Month. It’s a topic of some debate. Many people on both sides of the political spectrum aren’t fans, and every year there’s folks protesting. But publishing is still dominated by white males, so book bloggers tend to go out of our ways to look for ways to celebrate authors who are not. So, here we are!

Honestly, this was a really hard topic for me. Usually our Calendar Girls themes revolve on a particular topic or genre, so choosing a favorite isn’t hard. But since we’re choosing by author I feel like I’m being asked to compare apples and oranges. But once I stopped overthinking it and decided to go with my gut, the answer was obvious. Because it was my #2 book last year.

So without further ado, my favorite book by a black author is…

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Calendar Girls February Theme

Is it just me, or do the winter months all seem to blend together? January, February, March, they’re all one huge blob to me. Good thing Calendar Girls is here to keep me on track!

The votes are in and we’ve got a solid pick for February! It wasn’t unanimous, but the vast majority of voters were in agreement. Without further ado, the theme for February is…

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