My Little Pocketbooks: February 2015 Reading Queue   

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February 2015 Reading Queue

 Reading Queue is a meme hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A True Story.
Welcome to the Reading Queue.  My goal of being a bit more focused is working and I see it paying off.  My big overall goal regarding focus was to finish a few series I have not completed yet.  As of today I have finished one series and I am going to finish the last book in another one this month.  So by the end of February I will have two done.  Ok there is one book I am reading now and it's a book one but I think I will knock out that series by the end of the month too.  Hopefully!!  Also in celebration of Black History Month I am selecting a book about Black History.  The book club book of the month is also based on Black History Month theme.
Staying focused!! 

What is the reading queue all about?
Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.

So here is what I have lined up for the month of February. (Click the covers to go to the books Amazon page.)
Book Club Book of the Month
http://amzn.to/1yBJchy

Paperback: Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
"Intriguing...A thoughtful, intelligent work...The novel traces the years from he '50s to the ate '80s, from Eisenhower to George Bush....She writes with simple eloquence about small-town life in the South, right after the start of the great social upheaval of he civil rights movement....Campbell has a strong creative voice."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Chicago-born Armstrong Tood is fifteen, black, and unused to the ways of the segregated Deep South, when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong is killed. And the precariously balanced world and its determined people--white and black--are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of love's power to heal.

Completing The Series
http://amzn.to/16sMGw6
Audiobook: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3)
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

 From the Library
http://amzn.to/1zPQdBh
E-book: March (Book #1) by John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.
Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).
March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

Here are my stats from last month -
Read and Reviewed: Vicious
Read and Reviewed: Skin Deep (Legions #2)
Read: The Shadow of Night (Book #2) (Review coming soon)
Bonus Read:  The Time Traveler's Wife (Review coming soon)

Still Reading: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents  
The Aloha Quilt 

Hopefully, this month I will have more time to read and I will get to at least five books completed this month.  Well, that is the plan. 
  What are you planning on reading for February? 

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