A category that pairs with other descriptive categories to give the reader the opportunity to read books by black authors.
Book Review: From Here to Timbuktu
I love a good treasure romp - and I love steampunk - and I love high adventure in far off exotic lands. So naturally, I eagerly dove into this 'steamfunk' story.
Book Review: Two Poems by Peter Okonkwo
I enjoy poetry of all sorts, whether it’s cheesy limericks, genteel sonnets of love, harsh dystopian viewpoints, odes to nature, and more. In the category of ‘more’ is the work of Peter Okonkwo.…
- Black Authors, Book Review, Coming of Age, Historical Fiction, Realist Fiction, Womens Literature, Young Adult
Book Review: Flygirl
I expected to like this book, as it deals with topics dear to my heart. I enjoy learning more about the lives of those who experienced World War II, and as a woman,…
Book Review: The Sun Is Also a Star
I devoured this book in two sittings. The 'what happens next' factor is SO strong that I had no choice in the matter.
Book Review: Empty Cradle: Shiloh in the Circle
Empty Cradle: Shiloh in the Circle by Emmy Jackson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Most of the books I’ve read that deal with shapeshifters present their shifters as uniformly confident, enigmatic, powerful,…
Book Review: Just Right Jillian
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jillian is a smart, talented 5th grader. She’s got loving, supportive parents, a teacher who really cares, some good friends,…
Book Review: Carefree Black Girls
A collection of essays that pivot around the hashtag #carefreeblackgirl which was first used by Zeba Blay in 2013.
Book Review: Hell of a Book
How do I even start describing the most powerful book I’ve read in years? I know I won’t be giving you a synopsis of the story. If you’re hoping for a clear-cut, concisely…
Book Review: Whose Fault, Kismet or Impediment?
Whose Fault, Kismet or Impediment? carries the subtitle, "Difficult queries about the realness of the human fate amidst obstacles", which is an accurate summing-up of the poetry you will be reading.
Book Review: Dead Dead Girls
Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa AfiaMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This can’t-put-it-down novel gives a vintage twist to the ‘ordinary citizen teams up with police to fight crime’ trope. But while that…
Book Review: Fate, in the Dungeon of Doom
“An intuitional interpretation of what a man's fate exhibits amidst impediments, endurance, abnegation, innocence, and most importantly, doom. It is a fatalistic poetry collection.”
- Black Authors, Book Review, Coming of Age, Realist Fiction, Romance, Suspense and Thriller, Womens Literature, Young Adult
Book Review: Hurricane Summer
Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield My rating: 3 of 5 stars As if coming of age isn’t already one of the toughest transitions a girl has to make, Tilla’s experiencing it in a…
Book Review: Afro Puffs are the Antennae of the Universe
Desiree Quicho just needs a little downtime from work. She wants to go home, relax, hang out with her friends, make some progress on the house she's building... you know, normal stuff...
Book Review: Starfish and Coffee: The SparkleTits Chronicles
Starfish and Coffee by Veronica R. Calisto My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bra-vo! SparkleTits is my kinda superhero. Or, maybe she’s not a superhero, but, she probably is. This uncertainty is part…