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

Contemporary Literature

The Girl with the Louding Voice

It’s really hard not to notice this novel, with a cover like that. Honestly. It’s bright and gorgeous and one of those covers that absolutely makes you want to judge the book inside and read it even if you really don’t even have an idea what it’s about. So that’s about where I was with… Continue reading The Girl with the Louding Voice

Contemporary Literature

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

This was the inaugural book for #readacrossinstagram, co-sponsored by @saltwaterreads, @litonhst, and @words.between.worlds. So essentially everyone who participates in any or all of those three bookstagram-based book clubs would be reading the same book, altogether, this month. First, what a heartwarming use of technology and digital (book-related) community! And second, what an amazing book choice… Continue reading Fruit of the Drunken Tree