Book Review: Read Dangerously

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Books and stories are so important to me. I believe they really do have the power to change the world because they have the power to change us as readers. So when I came across the book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi, I wasContinue reading “Book Review: Read Dangerously”

Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home.Girl.Hood. by Ebony Stewart is probably the most exceptional feminist collection of poetry that I have ever read.  This is a collection for every Black girl who has problems with feeling like enough. Enough Black. Enough smart. Enough strength. Enough woman.  This collection is for every Black girl who wants to beContinue reading “Book Review – Home.Girl.Hood.”

Anticipated Reads: July 2022

Summer is in full effect! How are you in your summer reading challenge (wish I could still get a prize from the library)? You know the deal! Here are some of my anticipated new releases for this month: General Fiction Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley Release date July 12 I also read Island Queen.Continue reading “Anticipated Reads: July 2022”

Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

Books for Pride 2022 🌈

It’s Pride y’all! And please don’t think this a BS corporate attempt at solidarity for the month of June to appear “woke”. We’re rainbow here 365 (and 366 during leap years)! Anyway, here are some of my favorite books written about LGBTQ+ people. You can find my full rainbow list in our Bookshop store https://bookshop.org/widgets.jsContinue reading “Books for Pride 2022 🌈”

Anticipated Reads for June 2022

Let’s pretend that I posted this at the beginning of the month 😅 🎵Summer Summer Summertime🎵 June has some fire books coming out just in time for vacation (even though we both know you will overpack the amount of books you actually can get through during your stay). Here are some enticing books I amContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for June 2022”

Must Love Books: Book Review

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is perfect for the quarter life crisis. Nora thinks publishing is her dream job is working in publishing, but she feels stagnant and unfulfilled. When she meets Andrew Santos, She starts questioning her happiness level and if publishing is really whereContinue reading “Must Love Books: Book Review”

Books for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Here are some of books from authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and origin. You can check out my full list of AAPI books on my Bookshop page! Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong I first fell in love with Ocean Vuong through the bookContinue reading “Books for AAPI Heritage Month”

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Anticipated Books for April 2022

Spring has sprung! Trying to avoid all the pollen in the air by staying in and reading books. April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We need to believe the survivors in our lives and work to prevent violence in our communities. Here is my Believe Black Women book list to get you started byContinue reading “Anticipated Books for April 2022”