Blackathon TBR

Information about the Blackathon can be found on the Twitter page here!

The hosts are:

  • Francina Simone and you can find her Blackathon TBR here!
  • Lauren @ The Novel Lush and you can find her Blackathon announcement video here!
  • Jesse @ BowtiesandBooks and you can find their Blackathon recommendations video here!

Give them a follow and get stuck in!

Details:

  • The readathon runs from 11th-25th February.
  • There are six challenges:
    • FEEL THE LOVE – Read a book (any genre) featuring romance between two black people (or one black person + a person of colour).
    • WAKANDA FOREVER – Read a graphic novel/comic w/ a black or African MC
    • HEAR US  – any work by a black/african author.
    • FEEL THE BEAT – Spoken word: listen to these 4 poems. Share your favourite on social media/with a friend. Discuss what it means to you & why it matters.
    • MORE THAN A COLOR. We house complexity within us. Read a book starring an intersectional black character (black & LGBT, black & neurodivergent, black & disabled, etc)
    • Read the group book – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Now, I know, I know.

Abby, you’ve failed at too many readathons and you’ve just posted about participating in the Year of the Asian Readathon, so why are you stressing yourself out with another?

Because I’m self-destructive, and I have a ton of awesome books by black authors I’m desperate to get to. I am going to be lenient as my February is totally packed with work, so I’m going to spread it out over the whole month rather than 11th-25th, which I’ve seen a few people planning.

EDIT: The readathon is now spread over the whole month anyway!

You're invited to an

Feel the Love

Pride

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Ibi Zoboi

Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn.


Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther (2005)

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Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.

Black Panther origin story.


Hear Us

The Belles

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Dhonielle Clayton

Fantasy set in a world where people are born colourless, and Belles control beauty. Court life and political intrigue.


Feel The Beat

The poems listed in the official Blackathon Twitter.


More Than A Colour

Odd One Out

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Nic Stone

Contemporary exploring identity, sexuality, and relationships. Love triangle, but apparently not an annoying one?


Group Book

The Poet X

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Elizabeth Acevedo

Written in verse, exploring a girl named Xiomara as she tackles her understanding of identity, religion, sexuality, and relationships.

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February is a pretty (totally) hectic month with work and uni, so I’m going to go easy on myself if I don’t get to all of these. I’m very excited for all of them, though, so I should be able to have a good go at it!

Are you participating in Black-a-thon or have you read any of these books? Let me know and we can chat!

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