Nonfiction

Stamped From the Beginning

This book is intimidating – it is heavy and thick – but I knew as soon as I saw the IG-hosted readalong from @melanatedreader, @_pagesgaloree, and @booksteanhenny that that was the community to read with and the time to pick it up. (As an exciting addition, my college roommate messaged and wanted to join as… Continue reading Stamped From the Beginning

Fantasy · SciFi

Home (Binti #2)

I cannot believe it’s been like, two years, since I read Binti. I really enjoyed it too! But for some reason it just took me forever to pick up this second book. I don’t know. My husband has always been annoyed with me because I can totally leave a show in the middle of a… Continue reading Home (Binti #2)

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

The title of this book put it solidly on my radar as soon as I heard about it (I mean, it’s a fantastic freaking title…so much imagery just from that single phrase!). And once I read the description, the deal was sealed. I had hoped to get to it during #ReadCaribbean (as hosted by @bookofciz… Continue reading The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Humor · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Irby’s collections have been on my radar since I started getting more into short story/essay collections. Everything I’d read about them was unanimous in commentary on how funny she was and honestly, if there was ever a year/time that needed more comedic relief, it’s this one. So, as you all know by now is normal… Continue reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Contemporary Literature

All My Mother’s Lovers

I’m not sure what pulled me to this book. Perhaps the title? I think the idea of someone’s mother having lots of lovers was really fascinating to me, as generally once people become a mother, they sort of lose an individual personality and start to get characterized only in their relationship to someone else, their… Continue reading All My Mother’s Lovers

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction · Young Adult

All Boys Aren’t Blue

This recently released YA memoir jumped onto my TBR because everyone seemed to be reading it! It was the Libro.fm audiobook club choice for June (hosted by @absorbedinpages) and really the hype for it was real! Also, that cover is just stunning. Luckily, I was a very early request on it at the library and… Continue reading All Boys Aren’t Blue