I truly love when books have me in my Grown Black Nancy Drew Bag and these two Black YA Mysteries did just that!
Category Archives: I’ll Tell You How I Feel
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
I Can’t Help Marveling At The Marvellers
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.
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!
Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl Had Me Walking Down Memory Lane
COAAGG had me on a stroll down memory lane but also left me with hella thoughts with just as many laughs!
The Blood Trials Gave Me The Angry Black Girl I’ve Always Wanted
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!
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!
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.
Pilar Ramirez And The Escape From Zafa Is The MG Fantasy I Would’ve Wanted As A Kid
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
The Lost Dreamer left me gooped at the end and it may do the same to you!
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!
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!
Spoilers Aren’t A Part Of My Ministry And Here’s Why
Spoilers are not only not a part of my ministry but I sincerely hate them and this is my post on why!
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!
The Bones Of Ruin Had Me Walking On A Mental Tightrope
The Bones Of Ruin had me walking a mental tightrope I actually wasn’t scared of.
The Iron Widow’s Anger Delighted My Spirit And Fed My Soul
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 Turned Me Into A Pile Of Ashes
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.
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!
Two Books That Triggered Some Serious Therapy Sessions
Books are an extension of my therapy & healing journey but these two books triggered some heart wrenching, tear spilling sessions!
The Good Luck Girls Is Like A Wild Western Set It Off
The Good Luck Girls had me feeling like I was in a YA Wild Western Set It Off and I Loved it!
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.
Simone Breaks All The Rules Was Like Reading My Teenage Self
Simone Breaks All The Rules read like Debbie hacked into my Dear Diary and wrote about my teen years!
Josephine Against The Sea Gave Me All The Caribbean Mythology I Need
Josephine Against The Sea was all I could’ve asked for and more & you should read it!
This Poison Heart Is Literal Black Girl Magic
This Poison Heart was the literal embodiment of Black Girl Magic and you need to read it!
Five Favs I Haven’t Featured
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 We All Deserved
Sisters Of The Snake is the Magical Twin Swap book I didn’t know I needed but now know the world deserves!
I Lived My Stefan Urquelle Fantasy With Of Princes And Promises
Of Princes And Promises gave me all the Steve Urkel to Stefan Urquelle and Laura Winslow vibes & I lived for it!
Ace Of Spades Made Me Want To Take Off My Earrings And Lace Up My Timbs
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 Returning Home
Where The Rhythm Takes You felt like a homecoming that I wasn’t physically present for but felt in my Spirit.
The Last Fallen Star Shone So Brightly I Needed Shades
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!
So Many Reasons Why I Love Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry
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 Soul Fulfilling
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 Crowned A Masterpiece
A Queen Of Gilded Horns brought the majestic and bawse energy A River Of Royal Blood Deserved!
The Cost Of Knowing Is A Price I’m Willing To Pay
The Cost Of Knowing is a brilliant book that serves as a mirror for Black Kids Everywhere!
I’m Completely Obsessed With FireKeeper’s Daughter
I am completely and utterly obsessed with FireKeeper’s Daughter and I’m not afraid to say it!
One Of The Good Ones Had Me Geeking
One Of The Good Ones is an incredible book that gives you you entire geeky life…it did for me!
Aye Yo #LegendbornKeptMeUp Is A Real Thing
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
The Gilded Ones is a solid gold read and you need to go out and get it ASAPually!
Charming As A Verb Is Indeed Charming
Charming As A Verb Is the book we all need, filled with humor, shenanigans and amazing characters!
Reaper Of Souls Seriously Gave Me Gray Hair
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 Go Tell 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 Magic
Maya And The Rising Dark is the magical middle grade book I never knew I needed abut am so glad I have now!
Behold, Raybearer is Fire AF
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 Is A Vibe
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!
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!
Of Curses And Kisses Is A Beauty of A Story
Of Curses And Kisses is a lovely read that does Beauty And The Beast justice!
I’ve Been Gathering Myself
I’m sharing the list of books I’ve read this past year!
I’m On A Mission
Just a reminder of what I’m about…what my mission is for doing this.
A Dream So Dark Took Me On A Wild Ride
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 Life
A River of Royal Blood gave me my entire life and is worth every moment of your time!
War Girls Bodied My Spirit
War Girls was an intense read from start to finish filled with Black Girl Magic.
Jackpot For The Win!
Jackpot is a book I’d place bets on for sure, it’s a definite win!
A Match Made In Mehendi Is Hella Ship Worthy
A Match Made In Mehendi was a funny and lighthearted read that made me feel all types of giddy!
For Black Girls Like Me Is A Black Girl’s Dear Diary
For Black Girls Like Me feels like reading beautiful entries in a black girl’s dear diary.
My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich Spoke To My Blerd Girl Heart
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 Had Me In My Feelings
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine made me feel all the things… It was unapologetically Haitian and a beautiful love letter to Haiti.
Permanent Record Is Deadass Hilarious!
Permanent Record was SO NY and SO Hilarious! Pick It Up and Read it…thank me later!
SLAY Was a WORD in Book Form
SLAY was a magnificent homage to Blackness in all its forms!
Kingdom Of Souls Snatched My Edges
Kingdom of Souls was an epic read and you need to read it too!