This month’s choice for The Backlist Book Club is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
I knew that I wanted my book for February to be a diverse author. Since it’s also Black History Month I wanted something by an African American author. I wasn’t looking to read something historic, but I guess I will be since this book takes place during the years of the underground railroad.
I love going into books without knowing what the book is about, but I’ve heard this book is amazing. I’ve also heard that this book can get pretty dry and sometimes feels like a history lesson than fiction. That makes me a little nervous since I’m definitely a plot-driven reader, so this is going to be an interesting experience for you and me.
Readathon for the book is February 16-17 and I’ll be posting my final thoughts here and on Instagram on February 28th. Will you be reading with us? Have you already read this one?