February TBR | blackathon, contemporary-a-thon

Usually, I'm not a monthly TBR person, but seeing as February is basically one giant readathon with Blackathon, Contemporary-A-Thon, and Feminist Lit February all being this month, I thought I'd share what I'm wanting to read this month.

The only book that's not really for a readathon, though it could count for Feminist Lit Feb, is my random TBR read for the month: GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan. I am currently reading this and really enjoying it. It very much evokes the imagery of the first Selection book or the parts of The Hunger Games that take place in the Capitol. It has pretty standard writing, but I'm very here for all the Asian-inspired fantasies and this one has a F/F romance. I haven't gotten to that part yet, but honestly, the anticipating is killing me.


  • Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan: I read the first volume of this at the end of January, and I now completely understand the hype for this series. I have the first book out from the library, which I think collects the first two or three TPBs. So, I might end up reading the third as well.
  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates: I've been meaning to read this for a long time, mainly for the authorship. But after loving the Black Panther movie, I'm definitely interested in trying the comics.
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama: I finally got this back from the library! And just in time for Black History Month. I was loving this book when I had to return it, and now I also have the audiobook out from Overdrive, which is narrated by the former First Lady herself. I'm about a fourth of the way through, and I'm loving it. There's so much about her life that I can't relate to, but the way she speaks about her ambitions and expectations for herself hits real close with me. 
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: This was a book I wasn't sure I would ever read until I won a copy of this in a giveaway and found the audiobook from my library. This is a Selection-esk story from what I've heard where people, our main character included, are "Belles" that have the ability to control beauty, which is a precious commodity in this world. Not sure if I'm going to enjoy this, but I want to give it a shot.


  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory: While I did quite enjoy it, I wasn't the biggest fan of The Wedding Date. Carlos, however, I was a giant fan of, and he's the love interest in this sequel. I've been meaning to read this since it came out, but part of me wanted to save it for this readathon. Also, the premise is something that really intrigues me, because I've thought about it more than once: the novel starts when Nik and her boyfriend are at a baseball game, and he decides to surprise propose to her. The catch: she doesn't say yes, and the reaction is negative. Enter Carlos, my favorite person ever.
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers: I don't know anything about this. At this point, I've forgotten the premise, and I've kind of refused to listen to people talk about this book. The only thing I know is that literally everyone loves it. I'm probably going to continue my audible subscription for at least one more month (my free trial literally ends the day before the readathon starts, so I'll probably grab this on the first day and then cancel my subscription) so that I can grab this one because I've heard the audiobook is amazing.
  • Giant Days, vol. 9 by John Allison: If you don't know, now you know that this is my favorite comic series of all time. I can't believe I have read one series for nine volumes, it's insanity. I've got the single issues of this all lined up to read, I've missed reading this series lately so I'm exicted to get back into it.
  • Waves by Ingrid Chabbert: This is an eARC that I've actually already read, but haven't rated or reviewed because I was super unsure about it. It's one of those books that is very well-crafted and beautiful and, from what I can tell, an experience close to the author's own, but I did not enjoy it when I first read it. So, I'm hoping that maybe time and space and a reread will let me enjoy this one more. 

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