Dhonielle Clayton continues to weave a masterful web ensnaring my attention and my appreciation. The world of Orléans she has built has quickly become one that I long to return to.
This book itself is my love letter - to you, to black women, to women and to all those who understand the beauty that comes through struggle and the benefit of doing their own work to heal, to understand, to grow, and most importantly, to love more fully.
So, I wasn't be able to go to my local Friends of the Library sale last month (and I am SUPER bummed), but I did pick up these new reads in the last month from the Barnes & Noble #BookHaul and from Book of the Month Club and I'm very excited to get through my books on deck to get to these! There are also a few ARCs I'll be reading and reviewing this month too.
February was a great month of reading! I read and listened to quite a few novels this month, including a few ARCs. I took a dip into Fantasy, Romance, Nonfiction, and Urban Fiction. Take a look at these mini reviews and let me know what you think!
I really enjoyed this read! It's the Alice in Wonderland + Buffy crossover I never knew I needed. I have always loved the dark playfulness of Alice in Wonderland, so to read urban twist to the classic family centered around a black teenage heroine in modern times? Count. Me. In! The Story: The book begins … Continue reading A Blade so Black by L.L. McKinney
Wow, how do I even begin this review? I have SO MANY FEELINGS about this book. It’s set in African folklore, all about that black girl magic, AND it’s a response piece to police brutality against black bodies? UGH, slay me, Tomi. And don’t even get me started on the fact that Tomi is my age (26) and out here slaying her FIRST NOVEL and already has a movie deal?! UGH, slay me AGAIN, Tomi!!!!!!!!
As your tour guide to all things bookish, I will also be respecting culture and ethnicity in this space. So, in each of these months, I will work to bring book recommendations from Authors of Color so that we can work together to be more mindful, accepting, and appreciative of the diversity in our lives.