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  • Frying Plantains by Zalika Reid-Benta

    Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta is a sizzling and wonderous debut novel that you will fly through and absolutely love- I promise you! I sat down and read Frying Plantain in one sitting, it was utterly interesting and delightful. Frying Plantain is a collection of twelve interconnected stories that follows Kara Davis from elementary school […]

  • The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

    And they didn’t invade. They arrived… Cadwell Turnbull’s debut novel The Lesson  is unlike anything I have ever read before and I cannot stop talking about it and I didn’t want it to end. Set on the U.S. Virgin Islands, we meet the members of the community of Charlotte Amalie-like most Islanders, they are pretty […]

  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

    That’s always been my trouble. Never knowing my place or being content in it.- Frannie Langston The Confessions of Frannie Langton is Sara Collins’ debut novel set to be released on May 19th, 2019, I recommend you pre-order now because it is an amazing read! Frannie Langston is a Jamaican slave brought to London by […]

  • January 2019: Wrap Up

    January was such an amazing reading month for me and I hope this energy continues for the rest of 2019.  Overall, I read 14 books majority were four and five stars- most of them got under my skin and stayed there. Every January there is a list of books I re-read to get my year […]

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

    I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican. I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed as “Bridget Jones meets Americanah” and while I see why that is the case, in some (most) instances I […]

  • 2018 Book Year In Review

    In 2018 I read 200 Books. It still blows my mind when I think of the fact that in 365 days, I read 200 books, that is over 58,000 pages, that amounts to 0.5 books a day- yess… madness. With that said, I have decided to not aim for such a high goal next year. […]

  • November Wrap Up

    November was a super weird reading month for me. I started November on a high.  I was excited to get through my To Be Read (TBR) pile and I attacked it aggressively, maybe a bit too aggressive. I started out reading some books that were all less than 150 pages then went on to tackle […]

  • October Wrap-Up

    In October I read 17 books, not as much as I wanted to, but according to Goodreads, I am still on track. (Yay). I am not sure if it is just me, but October went by so fast and all the reading I had planned to do did not happen. I think I just needed […]

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by Marlon James

    “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by Marlon James is the first book on the Dark Star Trilogy. This trilogy has already been dubbed in the publishing world as “the African Game of Thrones” and I will tell you why soon. The publication date for this is January 2019 but thanks to those amazing people over at […]

  • So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific

    So Many Islands:Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific edited by Nicholas Laughlin is a collection of short stories, poems, essays from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. When I heard about this collection of stories, I instantly gravitated to the idea of different island people coming together to speak their truth in […]

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