Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing

As first posted on feministbookclub.com You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown was absolutely astounding. From the moment I saw this duo editing a book together, I knew it was going to be a banger. The combination of Burke’s experience organizing around the #MeTooContinue reading “Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing”

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”

Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I’m not sure what I expected with Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Maybe something that was going to be a general reflection on what it means to be Asian in America. Something cool to read for AAPI Heritage Month. What I got was so much more than that. Cathy Park HongContinue reading “Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review

Giving the Devil His Due was a lot. This charity anthology is a collection of short stories compiled by the global, virtual organization that works to end violence against women called The Pixel Project. They are doing some cutting edge things and reimagining what nonprofits can look like and their efforts to mobilize communities. TheyContinue reading “Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review”

Book Review: Home is Not a Country

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo is a captivating tale of a girl, Nima, torn between two worlds: the life she has and the life she wishes she could have. The more she wishes herself to become Yasmeen, the name her mother almost gave her, the more Yasmeen becomesContinue reading “Book Review: Home is Not a Country”

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her toContinue reading “Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview”

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”

“Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution The book The Other Black Girl by Zakiyah Harris has mixed reviews. In one camp, people call it a slow read, even boring, unworthy of the classification “thriller.” Many of these negative reviews I have seen from Black women. When someone says “mixed reviews,” it is usually a lot ofContinue reading ““Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace”

Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

As first posted in feministbookclub.com I went back and forth about whether I thought Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo was cliché or original. At the end of the day, I decided that it was ironically cliché and very original. I loved it. Love or Family? Ties That Tether is about a woman, Azere, devoted to her NigerianContinue reading “Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo”