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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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).