The Hate U Give: #bookreview

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give How many of us would do the right thing even if it put ourselves and our family in danger? In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr Carter is like many 16 year-oldContinue reading “The Hate U Give: #bookreview”

Kate in Waiting: #bookreview

Have you ever been in love with the same person as one of your friends? Kate and Alex are dealing with all sorts of drama – on and off stage- at Roswell Hill High School. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli is set in Roswell, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The story is fictional butContinue reading “Kate in Waiting: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 20

Shadowshaper. If You Tell. Crossing in Time Origins. Bridge of Terabithia. I loved this book when I was twelve. I still love it today. Real tears were shed while reading this book. Jane Austen Ruined My Life. In Your Hands. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The Cask of Amontillado. I love Edgar AllanContinue reading “10 Books on the #Alreadyread List: Part 20”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 19

Paradise. Beloved. For some reason, my Goodreads list was organized by date added last time. It’s kind of odd because all of the other lists are alphabetical by author. Probably. Anyway, I love “Beloved” so much that it’s worth another mention. Lolita. I did not love it but I finished it. It was assigned forContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List: Part 19”

The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview

Does anyone else enjoy historical fiction set in medieval times in a country that isn’t specifically any country but it could always be mistaken for England? The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell is set in The Hollows, which could be England or King’s Landing. Everyone believes that Michael Kingman is a traitor or at leastContinue reading “The Two-Faced Queen: #bookreview”

Sorrowland: #bookreview

If you are ready for an LGBT Gothic Science Fiction novel, then Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon will be ready for you on May 4, 2021. It is like no other book that I have read before, which is saying something. I have read a lot of books. The book begins as Vern has just escapedContinue reading “Sorrowland: #bookreview”

10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18

The Murderer’s Wife. Written from the point of view of the murderer’s wife, who knows about the murdering. To Be Perfectly Clear. An interesting ghost story. 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace. East of Eden. I don’t remember the details but I remember that I enjoyed reading this book. FYI: I read this bookContinue reading “10 Books on the #AlreadyRead List. Part 18”

Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview

Honestly, I wish I could have witnessed the Jazz Age in Chicago. Denny S. Bryce’s Wild Women and the Blues is set in Chicago circa 1925. Film student, Sawyer Hayes, is trying to discover the history of Honoree Dalcour and how she relates to the filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. Sawyer has found a film in hisContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues: #bookreview”

Bad Habits: #bookreview

Bad Habits is set at a Catholic boarding school in Wisconsin. I’m not saying it sounds like a hellish place. No offense Wisconsin but your winters are harsh. Alex Heck is the type of rebellious teenager that I wished that I had the guts to be in the 90s. She’s not scared to speak herContinue reading “Bad Habits: #bookreview”

A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview

“My situation was unique . . . being an African-American woman working undercover is exceptionally stressful . . . When I wasn’t on assignment . . . I would stay in bed, isolated and along, for days. ” – From Clean Dirt: A Memoir of Johnnie Mae Gibson, FBI Special Agent Aya de Leon’s AContinue reading “A Spy in the Struggle: #bookreview”

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