Last . Now . Next

Last: PLEASANTVIEW by Celeste Mohammed I’ve seen numerous glowing reviews of this book. So, I thought it was a perfect selection for this month. Pleasantview is a fictional town in Trinidad, and the book highlights the dark side of living in the Caribbeans. The book is written in English and Trinidad Creole and consists of…

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June 2022

💫Jam-Packed June. 💫Joyful Celebration of Read Caribbean Month. 💫Joyous Celebration of Pride Month. 💫Jerky Summer Weather. 💫Jaw-dropping New Books to Read. 💫Jazzy New Goals. Here are my hopefuls for June: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed When We Were Birds by AyannaLloyd Banwo Happy Reading!

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May Wrap Up 2022

For the first time this year, my reading goal was manageable enough to accomplish. I read two books! But, of course, they were two very different books, and I’m still contemplating all that I absorbed. So, now that I know I can easily read two books per month, I will be adding more books progressively…

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Bookish Challenge #2

Here is another fun challenge from bookstagram #gettoknowmechallenge 5 Books I love Kindred Stay with Me Americanah A Girl is a Body of Water All About Love: New Visions 4 Auto-Buy Authors Toni Morrison bell hooks Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Yaa Gyasi 3 Favorite Genre Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Nonfiction  2 Places I Love to Read…

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Last . Now . Next

💫Last: COMMUNION by bell hooks– Loved it, and another must read. There was so much to reflect on, and it will be a minute before my review. 💫Now: BLACK CAKE by Charmaine Wilkerson– I’ve seen mixed reviews about this book, so wanted to check it out. Lots to discuss at book club. 💫Next: GIRL, WOMAN,…

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Bookish Challenge

Here’s a fun challenge going around on bookstagram #lastbooki: Last Book I… Bought: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed Borrowed: Citizen by Claudia Rankine Was Gifted: Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford Gave to Someone’s Else: All about Love by bell hooks Started: Communion by bell hooks Finished: Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damiola Blackburn…

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Friday Flatlay: Black women author edition!

Friday Flatlay: Black women authors edition  Oh, so many beautiful book designs. Any favorites? How many have you read? Or better yet, how many are in your tbr pile, lol   I’ve read five and absolutely love these two:  Kindred All about love  Happy Friday, everyone!

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May 2022

Majestic May.Mental Health Awareness Month.Month of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.Moody Spring Weather.Meaningful New Books to Read.Mastering New Goals. These are my hopefuls for May: Communion: The Female Search For Love by bell hooks Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Happy reading! What are you reading this month?

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April Wrap Up 2022

Wow, I cannot believe April is over already; it just flew by. I thought my reading goal was manageable this month; I was wrong. I only read 2.5 books, and my goal was only 3.5! So, what can I say? Life got in the way! But also, one of the things I learned from reading…

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Wole Soyinka

So, this month I’m participating in the Afrocentric April Booksta Tour on Instagram. This tour highlights African books and authors. Today is day 20, and the prompt is an author new to you. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Wole Soyinka) was born on July 13th, 1934, in western Nigeria and was the first African to be…

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