Black History month is nearing and I’m writing today to let you know about what I have planned to celebrate it literarily. Of course I’ll be hosting the 2020 #ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge over on Instagram. Get your books and picture ideas ready. This is one of the best moments to get book recommendations of black American authors. It’s a blast and it promises to be very Lit! Check out the monthly challenge below. If you don’t have Instagram don’t worry you can follow what I post over there here on the blog as well.
Next I want to mention the ReadSoulLit 2020 Readalong. This February we’ll have the honor of reading The Last Thing I Surrender by Leonard Pitts, Jr. I can’t wait! I’ve wanted to check out a book by this author for a while now. It’s great giving attention to an author that seems to have been unnoticed by the book blogger community. Hopefully this read along will get people interested in Leonard Pitts, Jr’s backlist. If you’re interested in reading with us you can join the Goodreads reading group, under the rubric Community, called ReadSoulLit Readalong 2020 – The Last Thing You Surrender. You just have to request to join and I’ll confirm you.
There’s also another group you can join over on Goodreads called ReadSoulLit 2020. This group operates all year long where people can exchange over books from the diaspora. #ReadSoulLit focuses on black American authors in February, black British writers in October, and the entire diaspora the rest of the year.
Hopefully this February you’ll enjoy the videos, photo challenge, and discussions in the reading groups on books by African-American authors. There will surely be more surprises so I urge to follow me closely on here, on YouTube, and Instagram. Let’s have fun!