Book Review

ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M. Johnson

Rating: 4 / 5 I had to make my first trek to a work site during normal operating hours (and semi-normal traffic hours) a couple weeks back and the main reason I wasn't too upset is that I needed to finish reading ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE by George M. Johnson! ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE is… Continue reading ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M. Johnson

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THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer

Rating: 5/ 5 I've seen a lot of wonderful reviews singing the praises of THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer and it made it onto my TBR. When I pulled the challenge prompt for a history or historical fiction, this was the title that came up in suggestions, so I downloaded the audiobook.… Continue reading THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer

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THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff

Rating: 5/ 5 THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY by Garrett M. Graff has been a highly anticipated read for me. At the same time, I've also been kind of dreading it because I knew that it would be an emotional roller coaster ride of a read. I decided that this was one that I… Continue reading THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff

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THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS by Michelle Alexander

Rating: 4 / 5 I picked up THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander when I spotted a copy at the used bookstore knowing that I had a few reading prompts this year that would work with this one. When I finally added it to my TBR for May, I had no idea how relevant… Continue reading THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS by Michelle Alexander

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THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Casssandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams

Rating: 4 / 5 I received a complimentary audiobook copy of THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Casssandra Jackson, Piper and Kendrix Williams for an honest review. Thank you to Libro FM, Dreamscape Media and the authors for the chance to read and review! I needed a book about a book… Continue reading THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Casssandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams

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HOLLYWOOD PARK by Mikel Jollett (Out 5/26/2020)

I won an Advance Reading Copy of HOLLYWOOD PARK by Mikel Jollett as part of a giveaway on Bookish First! I also received an Advance Listener Copy through Libro.FM. Thank you to Celadon Books, Macmillan Audio and Mikel Jollett for the chance to read and provide an honest review review! Publication Date: 5/5/2020 Rating: 4.5… Continue reading HOLLYWOOD PARK by Mikel Jollett (Out 5/26/2020)

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SAVE ME THE PLUMS by Ruth Reichl

Rating: 4 / 5 I have a fondness and a weakness for food, so when I spotted this foodie memoir at Book Outlet I immediately added it to my cart, especially knowing that there was a book about food reading challenge prompt in my future! SAVE ME THE PLUMS is a memoir by Ruth Reichl,… Continue reading SAVE ME THE PLUMS by Ruth Reichl

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SISSY by Jacob Tobia

Thank you to Putnam Books for the free/gifted book.  Rating: 4.5 / 5 SISSY: A COMING-OF-GENDER STORY is a memoir by Jacob Tobia. Jacob was labeled a male at birth and was raised as a boy, but their childhood wasn't what some might consider a "typical" boyhood. Growing up, Jacob was a sensitive child who… Continue reading SISSY by Jacob Tobia

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IN THE WAVES by Rachel Lance (Out Today!)

I received a complimentary galley of IN THE WAVES: MY QUEST TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF A CIVIL WAR SUBMARINE by Rachel Lance for an honest review. Thank you to Dutton Books and Netgalley! Publication Date: 4/7/2020 Rating: 4.5 / 5 IN THE WAVES follows Rachel Lance's quest to solve a Civil War mystery. On… Continue reading IN THE WAVES by Rachel Lance (Out Today!)

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A TANGLED WEB by Leslie Rule (Out 4/28/2020)

Publication Date: 4/28/2020 Rating: 4 / 5 I won an Advance Reading Copy of A TANGLED WEB by Leslie Rule as part of a giveaway on Bookish First! Thank you to Kensington Publishing Corp for the chance to read and provide an honest review review! A TANGLED WEB is a true crime account of the… Continue reading A TANGLED WEB by Leslie Rule (Out 4/28/2020)