Love and Other Natural Disasters | Misa Sugiura | Book Review

Love and Other Natural Disasters was a book that was easy to get into. From the beginning, I could tell that it was going to be set up as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, there were times when the comedy felt more cringeworthy than romantic comedy. The main character would do or say something that wasContinue reading “Love and Other Natural Disasters | Misa Sugiura | Book Review”

Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | Book Review

Sisters In Arms was another one of my Book of the Month picks. I was immediately drawn to the idea of learning more about the Six Triple Eight. I honestly had never heard of them before or if I had the information was very brief. So I began this book with an open mind andContinue reading “Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | Book Review”

So We Meet Again | Suzanne Park | Book Review

So We Meet Again tells the story of a women named Jessica who is living the perfect life. She has a high pressure job on Wall Street that she enjoys but, could be made better with a promotion. She is also supposed to start an elite college in the fall. Suddenly, her life starts notContinue reading “So We Meet Again | Suzanne Park | Book Review”

Satisfaction Guaranteed | Karelia Stetz-Waters | Book Review

Satisfaction Guaranteed is such a delightful LGBTQ romantic comedy. The last thing Cade Elgin expects to inherit a house and a failing sex shop from her deceased Aunt but suddenly she is called from her life in NYC to Portland, Oregon for exactly that. She is not the only one who has inherited though. HerContinue reading “Satisfaction Guaranteed | Karelia Stetz-Waters | Book Review”

This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review

This Poison Heart was a book that I had anxiously been waiting for since I first heard about it. I got the sense that it was going to be like a retelling of The Secret Garden with perhaps a more sinister calling ala Little Shop of Horrors. And I happen to love both of thoseContinue reading “This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron | Book Review”

The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review

When I first heard about The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa I have to admit that it didn’t seem like my cup of tea. Although it had two of my favorite troupes at the center of it – hate to love relationship and pseudo-dating – I was struck by the fact that the perceivedContinue reading “The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review”

One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston | Book Review

One Last Stop is the sophomore novel of author Casey McQuiston. I think after the success of their debut Red, White, and Royal Blue readers were wondering if they would be able to follow up. Personally, I enjoyed Red, White, and Royal Blue more as a reader but, this is not to discredit One LastContinue reading “One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston | Book Review”

This Is My Brain In Love | I.W. Gregorio | Book Review

From the opening prologue of This is My Brain In Love, I was curious about the context of what was going to happen. I had a pit in my stomach and wondered if I was going to be heart-broken by the end. Yet, I also had a feeling that this was going to be aContinue reading “This Is My Brain In Love | I.W. Gregorio | Book Review”

The Voting Booth | Brandy Colbert | Book Review

The Voting Booth is a quick young adult read. It takes place all in one day and focuses on two young Black youths voting for the first time. The first, Marva, is very politically focused and has waited for this day for a long time. The second, Duke, recently lost his politically activist older brotherContinue reading “The Voting Booth | Brandy Colbert | Book Review”

Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle For The Ballot Box by Evette Dionne is such an important book. I am a student of women’s studies. I have my master’s degree in the field. However, I still feel like my knowledge is limited, and I am always looking for ways to add to it. MoreContinue reading “Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review”

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