Book Review

BLACK BUCK by Mateo Askaripour

Rating: 4 / 5 BLACK BUCK by Mateo Askaripour was our second #SaturdayBookstaClub book pick for February. I didn't read a lot about this one going into it, but I was excited to give it a try! BLACK BUCK follows Darren, later to be known as Buck, a young man who is working at Starbucks… Continue reading BLACK BUCK by Mateo Askaripour

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A QUIET STORM by Rachel Howzell Hall

Rating: 4 / 5 I am participating in a year long #RoryGilmoreBookClub challenge. With February being Black History Month, I wanted to pick a book from the list by a Black author. I knew Rachel Howzell Hall from some of her thriller books so when I saw her debut book on the list, I immediately… Continue reading A QUIET STORM by Rachel Howzell Hall

Book Review

BETTY by Tiffany McDaniel

I received a gifted copy of BETTY from the author Tiffany McDaniel! Rating: 4.5 / 5 BETTY is the story of the title character. Betty Carpenter is one of eight children born to a Cherokee father and a white mother. They settle in a rural town in Appalachian Ohio, living a life of poverty. Betty's… Continue reading BETTY by Tiffany McDaniel

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THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson

Rating: 4.5 / 5 I had heard good things about THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson, so was glad to pick up a copy of for the February #theboozybuddyread hosted by @theboozy.reader. THIS IS MY AMERICA follows Tracy, a teen with a big weight on her shoulders. Her father is in prison for a… Continue reading THIS IS MY AMERICA by Kim Johnson

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THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain

Rating: 3.5 / 5 THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain was our first #SaturdayBookstaClub book pick for February. I do enjoy a good creepy child book, so had high hopes when we pick this one! THE PUSH follows Blythe, a woman who firmly believes that the women in her family are different and not destined to… Continue reading THE PUSH by Ashley Audrain

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ONE OF THE GOOD ONES by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Rating: 5 / 5 I was already struggling under the weight of my February TBR when ONE OF THE GOOD ONES by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite showed up on my library holds list as ready to pick up. I couldn't resist picking it up and adding it on to my list because I had… Continue reading ONE OF THE GOOD ONES by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Book Review, Month In Review

FABLE by Adrienne Young

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for Kylee! Rating: 4.5 / 5 I received this beautiful special edition of FABLE by Adrienne Young in a Fairy Loot box. When a friend suggested a buddy read I added it to my February reading. FABLE follows the title character, a 17-year old girl who was left… Continue reading FABLE by Adrienne Young

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CRIMSON HEARTS by Nicole Reeves

Rating: 4 / 5 I was initially stumped when I first saw Popsugar's prompt asking for a book by a blogger, vlogger or other online personality. Then I realized that this was the perfect time to pick up a book produced by a bookstagrammer! CRIMSON HEARTS by Nicole Reeves has been on my list since… Continue reading CRIMSON HEARTS by Nicole Reeves

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THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker was the February pick for the #classicsbuddyread that I help to host on Bookstagram. This is one that I read many years ago, but remembered very little about so I was happy for the chance to do the reread. THE COLOR PURPLE depicts the lives… Continue reading THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker

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YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson

Rating: 4 / 5 YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson was an adult Once Upon a Book Club book box pick. This is another book that hadn't been on my radar before I got it in the box! YELLOW WIFE follows Pheby Brown. Pheby was born on a plantation in Virginia and has grown up knowing… Continue reading YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson