Review: Like Vanessa

"Pop Pop gave me my very first "Darlene" eight years ago and a brand-new one every year after -- custom-made of pressed, dried wildflowers spanning every color of the rainbow." Like Vanessa explores the dense and complicated life of a teenage girl growing up in a low-income community in Newark, New Jersey at the beginning... Continue Reading →

Review: The Parking Lot Attendant

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat Expected Publication: March 13, 2018 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Pages: 240 This book started off extraordinarily slow. So much so, I almost abandoned it. I don't care for stories that utilize in medias res (although, I love the phrase and it's meaning) and then flashback to the... Continue Reading →

Review: when they call you a terrorist

when they call you a terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele Published: January 16, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Pages: 272 Goodreads Review I didn't know what to expect going into this read, but what I received far surpassed my expectations. I went into thinking it was going to be a memoir detailing how... Continue Reading →

Review: An American Marriage

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Alongquin Books Pages: 320 Goodreads Review Contrary to all of the hoopla surrounding this book and the rave reviews I read after reading it, I simply don't agree with much of what has been said thus far. True indeed, the characters Roy... Continue Reading →

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