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.
The Marvellers is truly a special book that gave us a magical world where we could all see ourselves and I can’t help marveling at it.
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.
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!
COAAGG had me on a stroll down memory lane but also left me with hella thoughts with just as many laughs!
I loved The Blood Trial’s Ikenna so much that I had to gush about her…She IS THAT GIRL and you will see that when you read!
I love Middle Grade Books where the the main characters are not only persistent but snarky & funny so I shared four favs!
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!
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.
Pilar Ramirez is a book my Kid self would’ve loved and was one of my favorite reads this year!
The Lost Dreamer left me gooped at the end and it may do the same to you!
I love when a book talks nerdy to me, especially HistorNerdy so I featured 6 MG & YA books that do just that!
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!
I absolutely adore books with dual POVs and I share a few that I have enjoyed in this post!
Spoilers are not only not a part of my ministry but I sincerely hate them and this is my post on why!
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!
The Bones Of Ruin had me walking a mental tightrope I actually wasn’t scared of.
I’m a Stan for Iron Widow’s MC Zetian & her soul stirring anger and I’m sure you would be too once you read it!
Bad Witch Burning put me through so much that it turned me into a pile of ashes…and it was such a worth while read.
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!
Books are an extension of my therapy & healing journey but these two books triggered some heart wrenching, tear spilling sessions!
The Good Luck Girls had me feeling like I was in a YA Wild Western Set It Off and I Loved it!
I’m a huge fan of anthologies and think they deserve more recognition! Here are 5 anthologies that I loved & why!
An Ode to Middle Grade Books that made my heart really happy while reading and after finishing.
Simone Breaks All The Rules read like Debbie hacked into my Dear Diary and wrote about my teen years!
Josephine Against The Sea was all I could’ve asked for and more & you should read it!
This Poison Heart was the literal embodiment of Black Girl Magic and you need to read it!
These are five books that I haven’t featured but enjoyed and I think you will too!
Sisters Of The Snake is the Magical Twin Swap book I didn’t know I needed but now know the world deserves!
Of Princes And Promises gave me all the Steve Urkel to Stefan Urquelle and Laura Winslow vibes & I lived for it!
Ace Of Spades had me Side-Eyeing Everyone and READY to fight. You REALLY NEED to read this book!
Where The Rhythm Takes You felt like a homecoming that I wasn’t physically present for but felt in my Spirit.
I loved The Last Fallen Star so much that I couldn’t put it down and I know you will love it too once you pick it up!
There are so many reasons I’m lightweight obsessed with Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry & want you to join me!
CeCe Rios And The Desert Of Souls is a amazingly magic and mythology filled read & I think you should read it!
A Queen Of Gilded Horns brought the majestic and bawse energy A River Of Royal Blood Deserved!
The Cost Of Knowing is a brilliant book that serves as a mirror for Black Kids Everywhere!
I am completely and utterly obsessed with FireKeeper’s Daughter and I’m not afraid to say it!
One Of The Good Ones is an incredible book that gives you you entire geeky life…it did for me!
Legendborn is the book I know I needed in my life and that everyone else needs in theirs! Be prepared to lose sleep because the hashtag #LegendbornKeptMeUp exists for a reason! Go Get It NOW!
The Gilded Ones is a solid gold read and you need to go out and get it ASAPually!
Charming As A Verb Is the book we all need, filled with humor, shenanigans and amazing characters!
Reaper Of Souls, the much anticipated Sequel to Kingdom Of Souls came for my edges and turned them gray! This was such an amazing read and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!
Loretta Little Looks Back is a beautiful set of monologues that highlights a big part of US history from a perspective not often heard.
Maya And The Rising Dark is the magical middle grade book I never knew I needed abut am so glad I have now!
Raybearer is Fire AF and you need to get it like yesterday! I loved this book so much and I know you will too!
10 Things I Hate About Pinky gave me all the summer love story vibes that I could’ve ever needed and it could give the same to you!
A Pretty Comprehensive List of Books coming out or already out by Black Authors! Invest your coins in them!
Of Curses And Kisses is a lovely read that does Beauty And The Beast justice!
I’m sharing the list of books I’ve read this past year!
Just a reminder of what I’m about…what my mission is for doing this.
A Dream So Dark, the sequel to A Blade So Black, took me on one helluva journey, read them so you too can go on that journey!
A River of Royal Blood gave me my entire life and is worth every moment of your time!
War Girls was an intense read from start to finish filled with Black Girl Magic.
Jackpot is a book I’d place bets on for sure, it’s a definite win!
A Match Made In Mehendi was a funny and lighthearted read that made me feel all types of giddy!
For Black Girls Like Me feels like reading beautiful entries in a black girl’s dear diary.
My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich is an Ode to those kids who dare to be different and Black Girl Innocence!
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine made me feel all the things… It was unapologetically Haitian and a beautiful love letter to Haiti.
Permanent Record was SO NY and SO Hilarious! Pick It Up and Read it…thank me later!
SLAY was a magnificent homage to Blackness in all its forms!
Kingdom of Souls was an epic read and you need to read it too!