Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas | Book Review

Books in verse have this wonderful way of distilling emotions into so few words. Yes, I tend to sail through them, but I appreciate how not a word seems to be wasted. Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas is a verse book that has been on my shelf for ten years. I bought it back […]

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi | Book Review

If I am looking for lush, then typically I look for something by Roshani Chokshi. After all, The Star Touched Queen was such a beautifully written, intricate book. I bought The Gilded Wolves from Barnes & Noble because I wanted to support authors of color with my dollars and also because it’s been on my I really want […]

Jackpot by Nic Stone | Book Review

Jackpot by Nic Stone is a book I bought on a whim. I mean, I had absolutely heard of Nic Stone before (who hasn’t). However, the books I heard of were Dear Martin and Dear Justyce. I was randomly browsing in Barnes & Noble, when I saw this book for sale on the buy one get one […]

Fire From The Rock by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

Black History Month was the perfect time to read Fire From The Rock by Sharon M. Draper. This is a book I purchased that had been on my shelf for at least 9 years. So, while yes, February was a good time to read it, I definitely should have read it prior to February 2021. After […]

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu | Graphic Novel Review

Why Did I Read Check, Please: Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu? Ngozi Ukazu has such a fun duology with Check, Please! Book one was sweet and fun and exceeded my expectations. I picked up a copy of Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones during the campaign to buy more books by Black […]

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds | Book Review

Jason Reynolds is a master writer. Seriously, everything he writes is just golden. Whether he is writing in long form, interconnected short stories, or free verse, the final product will be excellent. Long Way Down is a free verse book that I purchased during the campaign to Black Out The Best Seller list. Finally, several months […]