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  • 10 of My Favorite Books Released in 2020

    In 2020 I read over 150 books, so you can imagine how hard it was for me to narrow down my list to just ten. As a result, I decided to do at least four different lists, 10 of My Favorite 2020 Books, Favorite Backlist Books, Top 2020 Read Caribbean, and those books that just […]

  • 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 […]

  • May-August 2019: Wrap Up

    I took a break from doing monthly wrap-ups because it was getting a bit draining, but in the last four months I have read some amazing books that I cannot shut up about. I wanted to highlight my standout reads from May-August! I managed to narrow down my selection down to 11 must reads! Here […]

  • Stand Out Books For The Year So Far

    Where is the year going?!!! I feel like I just did a post about my favourite books for 2018, how am I doing a wrap up for the first half of the year already?!! My bookish goal for this year is to read 120 books as opposed to the 200 I have read in 2019. […]

  • April 2019: Wrap-Up

    April was an underwhelming reading month for me, majority of the books I read felt very “meh” and it was not for lack of doing my research before reading them. Overall, I read 15 books with a few standouts and a lot of underwhelming reads. My only five stars read was The Purpose Driven Life: […]

  • My Top 20 Reads For 2018

    In 2018 I read 200 books. It blows my mind whenever I write that or read it out loud. Of the 200 books I managed to narrow down to my Top 20 in no order. I did not include the books I re-read in 2018 which was 38 in total. This list include books I […]

  • Six Books For the Woman Who Wants It All

    As women, we are constantly being told we cannot have it all. We are given options and told to pick three. For those of us who want it all, it can be a constant struggle to balance our expectation of what “all” is and how to achieve it. Countless books have been written that explores […]

  • Not Your Cliche Chick-Lit

    We all know how the story goes. We’ve read the book a million times. The movie adaption is on repeat on our Netflix. We never get tired of reading this story: girl meets handsome guy, falls in love, something keeps them apart, but they overcome and they end up happily together. What is it about […]

  • 5 Memoirs by Women We Can All Learn From

    In my second article for XXMag I talked about memoirs by women that we can learn so much from.  Whenever I need help, I generally turn to books, specifically books written by women who struggled with the things I am currently dealing with. Gone are the days of generic “self-help.” I crave memoirs and autobiographies that […]