Since I’ve been reading more than ever these past few months, I’ve tried to be conscious of reading a diverse group of authors, stories, perspectives and characters. With February being Black History Month, I thought it would be a great time to read some of the Black authors and books I’ve been wanting to get through for a while.
December was a crazy month with work events, the holidays and finally adding some much needed furnishings to my living room. Still, somehow, I think I read more in December than any other month in 2017.
I’ve really been pushing myself to read more in the past month. As work and other projects have gotten more time consuming I definitely let my bookshelf start to get dusty.
Reading has always been a huge part of me. I can remember getting super excited whenever the Scholastic book fair came into town, meaning an entire hour of the day would be spent browsing and reading new books. I still remember the first time I got my hands on a hardcopy of the first Harry Potter book, and how excited I was to come to own the entire series.
I’ve always been a bookworm, but as life starts to get in the way, it’s easy for reading to take fade into the background. Reading for leisure definitely wasn’t an option during college, when I had tons of required readings I could barely finish.