The Hookup Dilemma by Constance Gillam is a romantic novel featuring Rashida Howard and Elliott Quinn. Set in Atlanta, the opening chapter features a hook-up between Rashida and Elliott. Both make the idea of hook-ups utterly normal, without any guilt or regrets. However, later they realize that they are on the opposite ends of a […]
Move over Valentine’s day, there’s a new holiday on February 14th! As of 2021, February 14 has been named “National Black Literacy Day”. Semicolon Bookstore, a Black-owned bookstore based in Chicago, created this new holiday to honor and bring attention to literacy and the power of reading in education, especially amongst Black authors and readers.
I have been following Zeba Blay’s writing on Huff post for a really long time. Her writing challenges me and validates me every single time. Needless to say, I was stoked when I saw she wrote a book called Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture. And she did not disappoint!
I was not a fan of romances. If you had asked me a year ago, if I read romances, I would emphatically deny. But in the midst of the pandemic and at the urging of my podcast co-host, I decided to read romances. And I am so glad that I did. If you follow the
Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her to find one. Yinka, annoyed
I’ve never completed an entire Jane Austen novel, though I am familiar with them and have seen a couple film adaptations. However, I do not need to have read every single one of her novels to know that Austen’s work is considered classic English literature, and is densely populated by white people. Enter The Bennet
Summary Picture this – you’re a doctor on a trip with your best girlfriends from medical school in Spain. You hear about a new virus that could be cause for concern but, eh, you brush it off. Lo and behold – it turns out to be the next pandemic. Artiovirus sweeps the world and becomes
When the Reckoning Comes by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, a
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho is an Own Voices novel focusing on two Taiwanese-American women, Fiona and Jane, who are friends since the second grade. Fiona Lin and Jane Shen are wonderful and flawed characters. Set in Taiwan, Los Angeles, and New York, the novel spans a lifetime of female friendships. The narrative
Niba gets into books that fit the ‘that girl’ aesthetic. According to Refinery 29, “‘that girl’ isn’t just healthy, she’s professionally successful and looks her best at every moment. She wakes up every morning at 5.30am so she can seize the day and her nails are always uniform, manicured and eternally chip-free.” Being “that girl”
Now that we are in the middle of the holiday season (where did the time go…), here are a few recommendations on books for everyone in your life. Whether it’s a coworker, spouse or friend, we have an idea that will wow each of these people in your life! For a coworker… Doctors and Friends
Do the holidays stress you out? We have the perfect book suggestion for you…. The holidays can be a beautiful way to share and create some of the most cherished memories with your loved ones. They can also be some of the most harrowing and stressful times of the year – it’s a lot of