Wrap Ups

february 2021 – wrap up

Hello! Welcome to my wrap up for February. It’s well known that this is the month of romance and Black celebration and in true fashion, I participated in four readathons/ challenges …

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Blackathon

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Black Lit Challenge
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Black Author Readathon
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F/F February

… and continued with the Buzzword Reading Challenge, the prompt: a colour in the title.

Overall, February was a great reading month for me as 15 of my 16 reads were 3.5+ stars.

Here are the books I read in February:

✊🏽 = Blackathon // 📘 = BlackLitChallenge // ❤️ = Black Author Readathon // 🌈 = F/F Feb // 🐝 = Buzzword

  • The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – 📘 🌈
  • Pink Slip by Katrina Jackson – ✊🏽 ❤️ 🌈 🐝
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – ✊🏽 📘
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker – ✊🏽 📘 🌈 🐝
  • The Stars and the Blackness between Them by Junauda Petrus – 📘 ❤️ 🌈 🐝
  • Awakened Desires by K Lynne Duvall – ❤️
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa – ❤️
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo – 🌈
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert – 📘 ❤️ 🌈 🐝
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin – ✊🏽 📘
  • When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo – 🌈
  • Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio (Vol. 1) by Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva – 🌈
  • Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O (Vol. 2) by Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva – 🌈
  • Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo – 🌈
  • You were made for Magic! by R.S. Creary, L.C. Creary

In February I watched 14 films. Here are my top watches (↩️ = rewatch)

  • Groundhog Day (1993) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Dirty Computer (1996) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ .5
  • Fast Color (2018) – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Twilight (2008) ↩️ – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I also watched the film adaptation of The Color Purple (1985) – ⭐⭐⭐ .5

… and The Photograph (2020) which was the contemporary film pick for Blackathon – ⭐⭐⭐