Queenie

Home. This book felt so much like home for me and I held onto that feeling throughout the story. As a first generation Jamaican-America, this book reminded me of some of my favorite memories growing up as a child; spending weekends with my grandmother, Sunday family dinners, visiting the Caribbean bakery with my dad. The list goes on and on.

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Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis- Goodreads Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie…

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Dear Chapter 17 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Synopsis – Goodreads  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while…

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Anger is a Gift

Synopsis – goodreads Six years ago, Moss Jefferies’ father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media’s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly…

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Pride by Ibi Zoboi  Synopsis- goodreads Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save…

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Top 10 Books of 2018

Hello my fellow readers! I know we are a week into the New Year and this should’ve been posted at the very least by the third of January. But, I’m playing catch up and starting a new schedule for posting. Stay tuned for all of my updates soon! 10: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker  For more on what I liked/loved…

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Ramona Blue

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy Synopsis – goodreads Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her…

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This Time Next Door

This Time Next Door by Gretchen Galway Synopsis – goodreads Twenty-six-year-old Rose Devlin may shop in the plus-size department, but she’s never had a problem attracting men—with disastrous consequences. Recovering from her latest mistake, Rose has sworn off casual sex and moved to California to grow up, help her best friend, and make something of…

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The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Synopsis – from Goodreads A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe…

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All American Boys

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely Rashad and Quinn are brought together by one significant event. Rashad is wrongfully accused of stealing and harming a woman at the local grocery store and finds himself face planted on the ground, beaten and bruised by a police officer. Quinn happened to be there that…

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