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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!