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Life has been Life-ing So I’ve Been Escape Reading
When Life is really Life-ing, I tend to escape even more into books, which is currently the case so here are some books I really burrowed into.
Mythically Motivated Middle Grades For The Win
I love to read a really good mythology/folklore-inspired story and these three featured books left me feeling like I won!
Solving Murders And Proving Innocence: Two Amazing Black YA Mysteries
I truly love when books have me in my Grown Black Nancy Drew Bag and these two Black YA Mysteries did just that!
February, I’m In Love With Your Releases
February is here and it brings new books to fall in love with! Here are the releases for the month.
Four Fantastical YAs That I’ve Recently Eaten Up
Whenever there is fantastical/magical elements to a book, I will typically eat them up so I shared 4 Young Adult books that satisfied my appetite.
I Love Reading Black And Brown Kids Falling In Love
I don’t know about y’all but there is something really special to me reading books where Black & Brown Kids get to find & fall in love so I 4 books to highlight that give just that!
What All I Read: 2022 Reading Wrap Up
The time has come *RuPaul Pause*… for me do my reading wrap up for 2022! So if you want to see what all I read, check out this post!
Brand New Year, Brand New Books: January 2023 Releases
2023 has graced us with its presence and that means we get a whole new year of new books! Here are January’s releases!
Sometimes My Brain Doesn’t Shut Up When I Finish A Book
Sometimes my brain won’t let me rest with some books so this post has a few YAs and an Adult that I’ve read this year that literally stayed on my mind.
Deck The Halls With Brand New Books: December Releases
December is upon us, which means new books will be decking our shelves this holiday season!
I Owe Netgalley So Many Reviews They May Come After Me Like Sallie Mae
My fellow reviewers may know the feeling of having a long list of titles they owe feedback to netgalley for so I used this post to write a bunch!
Immigrant Parents Just Don’t Understand-Some Books With Immigrant Parents
Whenever a book has parents who are immigrants, I always feel seen because it is a very different experience so this post has several books with them.
Gobble, Gobble, Gobbling November’s New Releases
A new month is descending upon us and it’s bringing with it new books for us to gobble, gobble up! Check out this list of November releases!
Give A Listen-YA Audiobooks I’ve Enjoyed
My journey with audiobooks has continued and I’ve added some YA books to the list! This post shares five that I’ve listened to and really enjoyed.
I’m All For Bookish Love: Adult Romances Centered Around Books
Y’all know I live for a good adult romance but I love them even more when one or both characters are bookish people and can be in bookish environments at any point in the story! There are 5 books that give me that!
Let’s Celebrate: I Hit 100 Books Read For The Free Black Women’s Library Challenge
I hit a milestone in my Free Black Women’s Library Challenge and I just had to Celebrate the moment!
Don’t Be Spooked By All These Books Coming Out In October
October is bringing us a new set of releases and hopefully this list will delight rather than spook you!
Middle Grade Is Giving Magical Black Girl Realness And I Live For It
Middle Grade books this year have given us some incredible Magical Black Girls and I wanted to share a few I adored from recent reads!
New Settings, Making New Friends And The Jitters They Bring-MGs That Deal With These Things
Being in a new setting and trying to make new friends can be tough so I’ve compiled a short list of middle grades that covers these themes.
Falling Into The Bookish Grind: September Releases
September is bringing us Fall weather (hopefully), school days and work but it’s also signaling new book releases! This Pub month is immense so get your library requests & bank accounts ready!
Books That Had Me In A Chokehold
Sometimes, books just have me in a chokehold while reading and they occupy my every thought and/or free moment so this post has 3 that did just that!
Show Up And Show Out For Authors Impacted By Barnes & Nobles’ Decision
In the wake of the nationwide decision made by Barnes & Noble, Authors (especially those of color) are in need of our support. This post has a short list of books by Authors Of Color I knew of that are impacted.
Tuning Out The World & Tuning Into Audiobooks
Audiobooks have become a recent escape for me in terms of reading and fully immersing myself in a story so I’m sharing five that I really enjoyed.
Grief Is Truly A Beeotch: Some Books That Deal With It
Grieving can really be a beeotch and it can take many forms. This post features five middle grade & young adult books that has some level of grief in them.
Hot Book Summer Is LITerally Sweltering: August Releases
This Hot Book Summer has reached sweltering with both the heat and releases in August!
If Books Were A Bubble Tea
It’s not a secret that I’m obsessed with bubble tea so I paired 4 books I really enjoyed with teas I love a ton!
Why Wasn’t This Hyped More? Books That Deserved More
There are quite a few books that I feel weren’t hyped enough in the past and I have four more that I’m adding to this list.
Hot Book Summer Is Heating Up: July Releases
Hot Book Summer is heating up literally and figuratively with all these new books coming out in July!
My Spirit Demands More POC Romances
Everyday my Spirit craves & demands romances where both the MC & love interest are POC. So I figured I’d share a list of YA & adult books that came out this year that gave me that.
If You’re Looking For Laughs And Adventure, Look At These Middle Grades!
With the summer here & the world being what it is, I had to share a short list of the Middle Grade Books that gave me plenty of laughs & adventure.
Hot Book Summer Is Upon Us: June Releases
June is here and it’s about to be a Hot Book Summer with these new books coming out this month!
Books That Gave Me Serious Heart Eyes And Butterflies
Sometimes you just want to read books that are light when things around you feel heavy, so in this post I list 5 YA books that gave me all the good feels.
Wow, I Said That?: An Ode To 100 Posts
Over the last 99 posts, I’ve said a lot of things that I’ve forgotten but know were likely outrageous…So for this one, I revisited some past posts and shared my favorite quotes!
Kids Of Color Deserve Safe Spaces And Healthy Relationships
This post as been on my mind for a while now and in it, I share my thoughts (and books) about healthy relationships & safe spaces for Kids Of Color.
May Comes Bearing Not Just New Flowers But New Books Too
May is upon us and while you maybe smelling the flowers (or hiding from them thanks to allergies), you have plenty new books to look forward to too!
And They Persisted…With Snark And Humor-4 Middle Grades I Loved
I love Middle Grade Books where the the main characters are not only persistent but snarky & funny so I shared four favs!
To Some Of The Secondary Characters That Live Rent Free In My Mind
I don’t know about you but there are some YA Secondary Characters that live rent free in my mind and I had to share them!
A Magic Steeped In Poison Made Me Want To Drink Tea But Also Throw It
A Magic Steeped In Poison me want to drink lots of tea but also throw it at times and I loved every moment of the journey!
Hunting For New Books: April Releases
If hunting Books is more your thing than Easter Eggs, you are in luck this April because there are so many new books coming out!
Retellings, Remixes and ReImaginings That Are Relatable, Oh My!
People Of Color, especially as teens, deserve to see themselves in “classic” literature and now they can in this list of YA retellings, remixes and re-imaginings.
Luck Of The Bookish: March Releases
March is serving up bookish luck with so many books coming out!
Books That Talked HistorNerdy To Me
I love when a book talks nerdy to me, especially HistorNerdy so I featured 6 MG & YA books that do just that!
Three Debuts That Had Me Cracking Up
These three debut books had me cracking up almost the entire time I was reading and I think they will make you do the same!
Love Is In The Air: YA & Adult Romances To Add To Your TBR
An early Valentine’s Day post listing some YA And Adult Romances/Rom-Coms to get you in the lovey-dovey mood!
Falling In Love With New Books: February Releases
So many new books are coming out in February that you will either completely fall in love or your bank account will want break up with you!
I Want To Know What Other Characters Are Thinking-Dual POVs Are My Jam
I absolutely adore books with dual POVs and I share a few that I have enjoyed in this post!
What All I Read In 2021
A post letting you all know what all I read in 2021 because I’m sure some of y’all are wondering, lol! There are also links to past posts from last year!
New Year, New Books: January 2022 Releases
A New Year is approaching and it’s arriving with a lot of new books! January is bringing us a lot by Authors Of Color so be prepared!
Sometimes I Like It Adult…Books That Is
There are times I take a break from YA & MG to read adult books, especially romance!
Tis the Season for Books: December Releases!
The year is coming to an end but we still got a few more books to look forward to coming out before it does!
I Don’t Know About You But I’ve Got Bookish Pet Peeves
I don’t know about any of you but I’ve got quite a few bookish pet peeves and I’m airing them out here!
Sequels Are Super Stressful…And I Love Them!
I’m a reader who loves sequels even though they stress me out and I talk briefly about a few I’ve read recently here!
Bookish Matchmaking Is An Art Form And I’m Pretty Good At It
Bookish Matchmaking is one of my utmost favorite things to do and here is my process (for the most part)!
New Books In November To Gobble Up!
There are a bunch of new books coming out in November to fulfill your appetite.
We Need Looove: Black And Brown Girls Should Be Centered in More YA Romance
Black And Brown Girls deserve to see themselves centered in literature, especially when Romance is involved so here is a short list of books where they are.
BOOOOOks Coming Out In October
This October has so many BOOOOOOks coming out that it may spook your TBR into growing!
Reading Is My Escape: Books That Have Helped Me Get Through Tough Times
Whenever I’m having a tough time, I read so this is a list of a few books that have helped me escape for a little while.
Important Middle Grade Books That Need To Be Placed In The Hands Of Kids
With the school year starting back up, there are a few books I really felt should be placed in kids hands and in libraries.
September Is Going to Wreck My Bank Account And Maybe Yours Too
A List of Books coming out this month that may bring ruin to all our bank accounts.
To All The Literary Angry Girls
It’s not a secret that the Angry Girl gets a bad rap, in books & real life and I’m here to say that I See them because I am one of them!
Give Me All The Stories Please-An Ode To Anthologies
I’m a huge fan of anthologies and think they deserve more recognition! Here are 5 anthologies that I loved & why!
Middle Grades That Made My Heart Soar!
An Ode to Middle Grade Books that made my heart really happy while reading and after finishing.
Five Favs I Haven’t Featured
These are five books that I haven’t featured but enjoyed and I think you will too!
Ayisyen Ekritè Mwen Renmen (Haitian Authors I Love)
A Short List Of Haitian Authors that I Love & Their Books in honor of Haitian Flag Day!
AYEEEEEE IT’S INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!
Just a short list of some of my favorite Indie Bookstores For Independent Bookstore Day!
Stand Up For AAPI & Support AAPI Authors
A List of Books by AAPI authors as well as action steps to support the AAPI community. #StandUpForAAPI
Giving Them Their Flowers: An Ode To My Favs
I had to take the time to give some of my favorite authors their flowers while they could still smell them/give them their props while they could still read them!
Centering And Celebrating Black Boys In Lit
A Book List of books that center and celebrate Black Boys as well as some that have strong secondary Black Boy Characters.
What All I Read In 2020
A List of all the books I read in the dumpster fire of a year 2020…that at least gave us dope books!
YAY I Completed my 2nd Free Black Women’s Library Challenge
A List of all the Amazing books I read for the Free Black Women’s Library Challenge in 2020 (one of the few good things to come out of the year).
2021 Is Definitely Going to be LITty So Get Your Bank Accounts Ready
A Fairly comprehensive list of books coming out in 2021 by Authors of Color!
Leer Libros Latinx (Read Latinx Books)
A list of Books by Latinx Authors That You Should definitely check out
AYEEE Magical Black Kids Book Club
Announcing a book club filled with Black Kid Magic represented in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Middle Grade & Young Adult!
Black Books That Deserve Your Coins
A Pretty Comprehensive List of Books coming out or already out by Black Authors! Invest your coins in them!
Bookish Girl Magic Luhs Da Kids
This is a list of Children’s Books by Authors of Color!