Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

And that was her principal vice, wasn’t it? Desiring to be entirely consumed by any and every moment that quenched the hungry howling loneliness that sat curled down inside herself. – Butter Honey Pig Bread Summary and Thoughts Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twinContinue reading “Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi”

Review: Island Queen by Vanessa Riley

Being silent on matters of justice – that’s something I’ve never done. – Island Queen Summary and Thoughts A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in theContinue reading “Review: Island Queen by Vanessa Riley”

Review: These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

Even though they were just words, they built a world that she couldn’t stop thinking about, that she felt trapped inside every night. – These Ghosts Are Family Summary and Thoughts Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty-year-old secret. And it’s about to change the lives of everyone around him. Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley,Continue reading “Review: These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card”

February Reads

February has been a busy month! In addition to reading some books I own and some books I borrowed from Netgalley, I also participated in #Blackathon for Black History Month by fulfilling their Contemporary/Literature/Nonfiction Challenge. I’m happy with the many reads I picked up this month, even if they weren’t all home-runs for me. I’mContinue reading “February Reads”

Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

Actually, I need to change what I said. Everybody wants something from you, but sometimes there’s a person you want to give to. Sometimes what you give them makes you better for having given it. And it makes having to give to everyone else not so bad. – A Princess in Theory Summary and ThoughtsContinue reading “Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole”

January Reads

It’s finally 2021! I’ve started off the year with a variety of different books, with ranging success in how much I’ve enjoyed them. Still, I’m happy to kick down my TBR number on Goodreads and finally read some of the books I purchased a while ago. Like last year, I’ll be engaging in the ReadingContinue reading “January Reads”

Review: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Human lives were short and fragile. Time and illnesses consumed us, like flames burning away these pieces of wood. But it didn’t matter how long or short we lived. It mattered more how much light we were able to shed on those we loved and how many people we touched with our compassion. – TheContinue reading “Review: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai”

Book Recommendations: If You Like This . . . Then Try This!

I’ve noticed a trend among various book-tubers I enjoy watching where they recommend books based upon their viewers’ enjoyment of other books, and thought I’d give it a try! Here, I’ve listed a few book recommendations based upon other books you may have enjoyed. If you like THIS book, then perhaps you should try THISContinue reading “Book Recommendations: If You Like This . . . Then Try This!”

Top 25 Books of 2020

I read over 200 books this year and I’d like to take a moment to reflect and highlight 25 of my favorite reads (in no particular order). This was an especially difficult list to curate since I read so many awesome books! From romance to historical to literary, these books carry a diversity of engagingContinue reading “Top 25 Books of 2020”

December Reads

The year has finally reached its end and I have surpassed my goal of reading 200 books! Let’s be honest . . . 2020 was a terrible year. However, I’m glad for all the books that have kept me company during difficult times. For this month (and for next month) I’ve focused on reading booksContinue reading “December Reads”