Review: Black and Blue in Harlem by Delia C. Pitts #DiverseDetectives

Pub. Date: February 4th 2019 I FriesenPress I Pages: 144 I Crime/Mystery I CW: Alcohol addiction   Summary: "SJ Rook came to Harlem to re-build a life. You hit bottom, the only way out is up, right? Nice home, nice job, nice girl. With a few breaks, a hard-luck private eye can land on his... Continue Reading →

30 WOC Releases in September 2019

Bookworms, it's magical September cause fall is near but also ALL the books are coming out this month! Here's the megalist for 30 WOC releases, scroll down for non-fiction:   1.Syncope by Asiya Wadud September 1st 2019 by Ugly Duckling Presse "Poetry. Through a series of prayers, invocations, and hymns, SYNCOPE eulogizes those who have perished... Continue Reading →

15 WOC Releases in April 2019

Happy April, bookworms! 🙂 March just passed me by so quickly, I hardly got anything read it feels like. But next Saturday is Dewey's Readathon, so excited! Who's in?   1.We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain April 2nd 2019 by Bold Type Books "A longtime reporter on race,... Continue Reading →

10 WOC Reads in July 2018

  1.It All Falls Down (Nora Watts #2) by Sheena Kamal July 3rd 2018 by HarperLuxe "Growing up, Nora Watts only knew one parent—her father. When he killed himself, she denied her grief and carried on with her life. Then a chance encounter with a veteran who knew him raises disturbing questions Nora can’t ignore—and dark... Continue Reading →

Review: Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

How cool is this cover!? Summary: Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn’t the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash. But what... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Belle Vie is a beautiful, sprawling estate in Louisiana, the ideal place for wedding parties. Oh, and it's a former sugar cane plantation turned museum theater. As the general manager, Caren Gray works and lives on the property, where her ancestors were slaves. On the land outside the gates a huge corporation exploits cheap workers from... Continue Reading →

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