Well this is much later in March than I originally intended but I’m finally sharing my February in books! Admittedly most of the March releases I’m excited about are already out, and I even own some of them! Any other March releases that caught your eye? Let me know in the comments!
What I Read This Month
Titles link to the book’s Goodreads page – Links to reviews are included if I’ve been organised to post them already!
Black and British: A Short, Essential History by David Olusoga – MG Non-Fiction – Review + Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone – MG Fantasy + Kill Joy by Holly Jackson – YA Mystery + Funny You Should Ask: Your Questions Answered By The QI Elves by James Harkin and Anne Miller – Adult Non-Fiction
Book Of The Month
Black and British: A Short, Essential History by David Olusoga
A short, essential introduction to Black British history.
When did Africans first come to Britain?
Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?
Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?
These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian’s Wall right up to the present day.
This new children’s version of the bestseller Black and British by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga is Illustrated with maps, photos and portraits
I really enjoyed the other three books I read this month. Jungledrop was another great edition the the Unmapped Chronicles series; Kill Joy was a great little short story that has me even more eager for As Good As Dead later this year; and I will never not enjoy a book filled with random facts but there was never any doubt for me Black and British would be my book of the month. It’s a difficult read in parts but such an important one, and a great introduction to the topic regardless of your age!
My Bookish Stats
Books read this month: 4
Pages read this month: 854
2021 releases: 1
Backlist reads: 3
Total books read in 2021: 8
Total pages read in 2021: 2190
Books I’ve Added To My Shelves This Month
Proud Of Me by Sarah Hagger-Holt – MG Contemporary + Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone – MG Fantasy + Wundersmith: The Calling Of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – MG Fantasy + The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna – YA Fantasy + Kill Joy by Holly Jackson – YA Mystery + Funny You Should Ask: Your Questions Answered By The QI Elves by James Harkin and Anne Miller – Adult Non-Fiction
February was deceptively quiet book buying month for me. A couple of my pre-ordered were dispatched early and made it into my January post, and I made quite a few pre-orders. I’ve been struggling slightly with sitting through a book recently so three of the books on my list were actually audiobook versions of books I already owned to use up some of my Audible credits!
Upcoming Books I’m Excited About…
Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter – MG Adventure + The Weather Weaver by Tasmin Mori – MG Fantasy + The Follower by Kate Doughty – YA Thriller + The Infinity Files by S. M. Wilson – YA Science Fiction + Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland – YA Fantasy + Some Other Now by Sarah Everett – YA Contemporary + The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana – Adult Thriller + Destroy Me by Karen Cole – Adult Thriller + The Split by Laura Kay – Adult Contemporary + Trust Me by T. M. Logan – Adult Thriller + The Dog Share by Fiona Gibson – Adult Contemporary
Thank you for stopping by SWB and catching up with my month in books! Have any of the books I mentioned caught your eye? If they have be sure to leave a comment to let me know!