Hello! It’s March now! This is what I’m reading!
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
This book I’m buddy reading with Katy @BookbinderWay and honestly I don’t know how I feel about it yet. It’s definitely a slower read, as the writing style is very… weird. I feel like it’s a combination of being told a story across a campfire and reading a classical epic like Gilgamesh or something. It’s a book I have to wade through. It’s not really dense writing, but it’s… thick, murky. I don’t know how to better describe it, haha. Overall though it’s decent, but I have yet to be really pulled into the story. I’m just shy of half way through it so far, so here’s hoping I get more invested.
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
I picked this book up earlier this month both for Black History Month and because it appeared on Jeopardy and it intrigued me enough to want to read it. So here I am. So far, I’m very much enjoying it – it follows a young black woman in the 1970s as she’s transported back and forth through time to 1815 Alabama. Every time she’s sent back I just get more and more anxious. I feel like this book is gonna seriously mess with my emotions and could potentially become a new favorite.
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
This book is on my 10 in 2019 list, so I’m very happy to be reading it. I reread The Queen of the Tearling last month and enjoyed it just as much this time around as last time. This series follows Kelsea, a young woman who is raised in isolation to protect her life until she is old enough to claim her right to the throne. The first book follows that mostly, and the second continues from there and delves more deeply into the politics, the history, and the magic of the world. I’m very very much loving this so far. It’s really neat! I’m listening to this on audio book and I commute 45 mins twice a day every day so I’m zooming through it rather quickly.
Same exact books as last month. I think, with exception of The Fate of the Tearling, which I will pick up on audio after I finish The Invasion of the Tearling and a potential buddy read I know is coming up, I won’t pick up another new book until I get through these three. They’ve been sitting here too long. So here’s hoping that April’s currently reading post will have none of these books on them.
And that’s it! If you’ve read any of these, let me know! Happy reading!