Book Reviews and More

Publication Day!

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour Happy Pub Day for Black Buck! This is one of my most anticipated January releases. Written by Mateo Askaripour, Black Buck is a memoir about a young Black man making his way in the world. From a shift supervisor at Starbucks to the only Black member of an elite salesโ€ฆ

A Reader in Quarantine

A poem, by me I am a wandering, wondering, work in progress Disheveled in my active wear, lounging with purpose Books to the left and right and me, piling in a fortress of fictional friends as armor The list in my head gets longer, still I cling to my contemporary contemporaries Dishes amass, laundry piles,โ€ฆ

Big Friendship

๐ด๐‘›๐‘› ๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› & ๐ด๐‘š๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘ค This is the book I didnโ€™t know I needed. In this sweet nonfiction book by authors Ann and Aminatou, they describe their friendship and how they navigate it through good times and not so good times. They call what they have a โ€œBig Friendshipโ€. It is more than what weโ€ฆ

Disability Visibility

Review: Disability Visibility Edited by Alice Wong This was a collection of first-person stories written by people in the disabled community. It was edited by disability activist, Alice Wong. I knew that reading this was going to hit me in all the places. It had me in my feelings, sometimes triggered, sometimes sad, sometimes inโ€ฆ

Review: The Mothers

โ™ก๏ธŽ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ by ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐ต๐‘’๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก I had this one on my TBR forever, and finally pulled it out of the pile. I absolutely loved The Vanishing Half, so I had high hopes for this one too. Content warning: abortion, loss of a parent, suicide ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘“ ๐‘†๐‘ฆ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ค/ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ :This was a novel about โ€œwhat mightโ€ฆ

Top 10: Memoirs in 2020

I love a good memoir. Reading all the deep, dark secrets of my celebrity idols is my idea of a good time. I also like memoirs from ordinary people who are extraordinary writers, who have a story to tell. If they can make me laugh or cry, extra points! Below I will share the Topโ€ฆ

Bookish Gift Guide

Wondering what to buy for that bookish friend in your life? I have included my top book recommendations and bookish related gifts for everyone from the casual reader to the bookwormiest book nerd like myself! Many of these books are written by and about BIPOC. I wish to promote diversity in reading all the time,โ€ฆ

The Unhoneymooners

Book Review: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐ฟ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› I have had this on my TBR list forever and finally got the chance to read it. This book was so cute, you guys! Yes, it was the enemies to lovers trope, but it had some unique elements that made me laugh, cringe, and say awww! ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™› ๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ:Ami and Oliveโ€ฆ

Rival Sisters

Book Review: Rival Sisters by Louise Guy As the title suggests, this was mainly about two sisters, Hannah and Nat. Their mother died over 10 years ago and each is holding a lot of guilt and shame for different reasons. ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐šŽ๐š ๐š‚๐šข๐š—๐š˜๐š™๐šœ๐š’๐šœ:Nat is the younger sister, a little wild, led by her heart. Hannah isโ€ฆ

Here For It

โ„๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐”ฝ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•€๐•ฅ๐‘…. ๐ธ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘  Oh my god, I love R. Eric Thomas. Heโ€™s hilarious, so sarcastically smart, and also kind of adorable. There is so much humor in this book, because Thomas is hilarious. His sass, sarcasm, and sardonic personality just carry this memoir through the legit turmoil heโ€™s been in, challenges he hasโ€ฆ


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