Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

Hi everyone! I hope you're all well. Today, I'm here to talk about Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson, which I had the pleasure of reading in February thanks to Edelweiss. Summary When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop, while dealing with…

Black Girl Unlimited and Long Bright River – Mini Reviews #12

Hi everyone! As someone who actually likes reviewing books I can’t believe that I haven’t published any on here in over two months. And I've read 14 books this year so my (valid) excuses are exhaustion and busyness. Anyways, I'm happy to share my thoughts on two audiobook ARCs I finished recently. I went into…

The Outsider by Stephen King – My First King Novel

Hi everyone! Today, I'm here to talk to y'all about The Outsider by Stephen King AKA the first King novel I've ever read. As celebrated as he is, Stephen King is an author I swore I'd never read because I don't do horror. I came to that realization back in college. I went to Halloween…

Weekend Reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Hey everyone! This past weekend (October 11-13) I set out to read Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo so today I'm sharing my reading experience with you. I placed a library hold for Ninth House months ago, but I didn't expect to receive a pickup notice so soon after it came out because I wasn't first…

Read ’em or Watch: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Hey everyone! I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn a few days ago and that inspired me to start a new feature on here where I read a popular backlisted book, watch the adaptation (if there is one) and tell you whether you should read the book or just watch the adaptation. I don’t know…

ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year by Kim LiggetPublished October 8, 2019 by Wednesday BooksSpeculative thriller | Young AdultLinks: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository Disclaimer: Thanks so much Penguin audio and Libro.fm for the advance listening copy. Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls…

Mini Reviews #11: The Girl The Sea Gave Back & Frankly In Love

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne YoungPublished September 3, 2019 by Wednesday BooksFantasy | Young AdultLinks: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Disclaimer: ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I'm sorry but this book is really underdeveloped. It feels like the author relied on reader's knowledge…

Mini Reviews #10: Mystery/Thriller Edition

Hey everyone! Today, I’m here with mini reviews for four books I finished over a week ago: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Then She Was Gone, The Last Time I Lied, and Behind Closed Doors. I don't know what's gotten into me lately, but I've been on a mystery/thriller binge. I started September thinking…