All the books I've read this year... Dream Girl by Laura Lippman People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn False Witness by Karin Slaughter Bibliophiles: Diverse Spines by Jamise Harper and Jane Mount Mindful Things at Home by Kate Peers Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper If Beale … Continue reading 2022 book roundup
Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half is an achievement. She created a story that draws you in and lingers long after you finish. To say it is multilayered and thought-provoking would be an understatement. If you were growing up Black in the American South in the '50s but could easily pass for White, would you … Continue reading The Vanishing Half
The Plot landed on all the 2021 best-of lists and now that I've read it I understand why. Jean Hanff Korelitz strikes again with her clever and devious novel. I read and raved over her 2014 book, You Should Have Known (made into the HBO show The Undoing and reviewed here). Korelitz is an excellent … Continue reading Well-plotted
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I made myself a Black History Month reading list* but only read two books so far (and one was a children's book). Read on for my reviews of a 1974 James Baldwin classic and a new, award winning book on the Tulsa Race Massacre. If Beale Street Could Talk has a straight up '70s vibe … Continue reading From Beale Street to Tulsa
I loved this little book. It's smaller than a paperback, easy to read, a delight to look at, and guaranteed to have a positive influence on you and your home. Author Kate Peers can help anyone tune into their surroundings and create a home that supports, calms, and restores all who live in it (pets … Continue reading Mindful Thoughts at Home
If you find yourself always looking for a new read you can't go wrong with Bibliophile: Diverse Spines. Jamise Harper and Jane Mount are the co-authors of this gorgeous book which is essentially a book of book recommendations. I can't recommend it enough. Bibliophile is special. First, it's an absolute pleasure to hold in your … Continue reading Bibliophile: Diverse Spines