Book Reviews and More
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 sales […]
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, […]
𝐴𝑛𝑛 𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑑𝑚𝑎𝑛 & 𝐴𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑢 𝑆𝑜𝑤 This is the book I didn’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 “Big Friendship”. It is more than what we […]
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 in […]
♡︎𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 by 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑡 𝐵𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑡𝑡 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 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑓 𝑆𝑦𝑛𝑜𝑝𝑠𝑖𝑠 𝑤/ 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑠:This was a novel about “what might […]
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 Top […]
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, […]
Book Review: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝐶ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑎 𝐿𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑛 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! 𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨:Ami and Olive […]
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. 𝙱𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚏 𝚂𝚢𝚗𝚘𝚙𝚜𝚒𝚜:Nat is the younger sister, a little wild, led by her heart. Hannah is […]
ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝕀𝕥𝑅. 𝐸𝑟𝑖𝑐 𝑇ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑠 Oh my god, I love R. Eric Thomas. He’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 he’s been in, challenges he has […]
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