October is bringing us a new set of releases and hopefully this list will delight rather than spook you!
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!
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.
In honor of the release of A Venom Dark And Sweet, the sequel to A Magic Steeped In Poison, I did a Q&A with this duology’s incredible author Judy I. Lin!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This Hot Book Summer has reached sweltering with both the heat and releases in August!
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!
My energy has been off so this post is a slightly past mid-year accountability check in of how I’m doing with my 2022 bookish intents.
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 literally and figuratively with all these new books coming out in July!
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.
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.
June is here and it’s about to be a Hot Book Summer with these new books coming out this month!
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!
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.
COAAGG had me on a stroll down memory lane but also left me with hella thoughts with just as many laughs!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
March is serving up bookish luck with so many books coming out!
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!
An early Valentine’s Day post listing some YA And Adult Romances/Rom-Coms to get you in the lovey-dovey mood!
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 absolutely adore books with dual POVs and I share a few that I have enjoyed in this post!
I had the privilege of chatting with Author J.Elle about her books, writing routines, favorite snacks and had a blast!
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!
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!
There are times I take a break from YA & MG to read adult books, especially romance!
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 any of you but I’ve got quite a few bookish pet peeves and I’m airing them out here!
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!
Bookish Matchmaking is one of my utmost favorite things to do and here is my process (for the most part)!
There are a bunch of new books coming out in November to fulfill your appetite.
There is a BS system in place giving POC Authors 1 star ratings on platforms like goodreads and we gotta combat this nonsense.
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.
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!
This October has so many BOOOOOOks coming out that it may spook your TBR into growing!
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.
I’ve been working on a benefit for Haiti but I need help… and I hope that You would want to support!
With the school year starting back up, there are a few books I really felt should be placed in kids hands and in libraries.
A List of Books coming out this month that may bring ruin to all our bank accounts.
I wanted to take a moment to spread the word about this incredible fundraising effort for Ayiti.
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.
A Short List Of Haitian Authors that I Love & Their Books in honor of Haitian Flag Day!
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!
I recently realized that my TBR has been side-eyeing me when I thought we were so happy together all this time! #TheBookishStruggleIsReal
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!
A List of Books by AAPI authors as well as action steps to support the AAPI community. #StandUpForAAPI
I am completely and utterly obsessed with FireKeeper’s Daughter and I’m not afraid to say it!
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!
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!
A Book List of books that center and celebrate Black Boys as well as some that have strong secondary Black Boy Characters.
A List of all the books I read in the dumpster fire of a year 2020…that at least gave us dope books!
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).
A Fairly comprehensive list of books coming out in 2021 by Authors of Color!
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!
This is a list of Children’s Books by Authors of Color!
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.
My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich is an Ode to those kids who dare to be different and Black Girl Innocence!
Kingdom of Souls was an epic read and you need to read it too!