Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

SLAY

There are so many freaking reasons why I picked up this book: the cover (gorgeous), the title (so good), the description (so unique and, though I’m not personally a gamer, it sounded fascinating), and very importantly, Black women in STEM (phenomenally necessary YA rep). Anyways, not to give too big of a spoiler for the… Continue reading SLAY

Graphic/Illustrated · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Good Talk

This is only the second graphic novel I’ve ever read, the first being Persepolis, last year. And that was a creative, touching and unique reading experience, which made me very open to trying more. So when this new release got great reviews from some of the bookstagrammers I respect the most (@lupita.reads and @allisonreadsdc), I… Continue reading Good Talk

Contemporary Literature

The Atlas of Reds and Blues

I’m on a mini roll lately with reading lesser known books that I can’t remember where/how I heard about them. I finished Monster Portraits a few weeks ago and this is another, similarly experimental/unique-style memoir-based-ish novel (though without the accompanying illustrations). In any case, this fairly recent release (Feb 2019) is not one that I… Continue reading The Atlas of Reds and Blues

Contemporary Literature · Short Stories

Heads of the Colored People

I’d heard a lot about this collection, both on bookstagram and listed in numerous online pop culture “top books” lists. The praise was wide and deep and, though I am not always one for shorts stories, convinced me fairly quickly that this was a collection I needed to experience. Heads of the Colored People by… Continue reading Heads of the Colored People

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir

I’ve had this one on my TBR for a few months now, having heard multiple times how good it is. And when I saw it on Book Outlet last time I was perusing the site (I won’t say how often I do that…gotta keep my book-buying complex on the DL as much as possible, haha)… Continue reading when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir