[Review] God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen

(How gorgeous is that cover!?) Please note that my review is not written from an #ownvoices perspective, so I urge you to check out Saadia's review,  MuslimahMediaWatch and Ruzaika's thoughts! *** Mysteries are my comfort reads, but the genre tends to be super white at first and often at second glance, too, so I'm always... Continue Reading →

Women of Color & Horror: 10 On My TBR

It's September and for me finally the beginning of the creepy season, huzzah! I'll just ignore that last small heat wave this week, go away please summer, I have my tea and candles and creepy reads ready! I have a lot of books on my tbr that fall under speculative, horror and mystery, but I'm... Continue Reading →

Review: Yetunde + Author Interview

Remember that I wanted to try to read some works of self-published writers and make sure these writers knew they would get the same chance at reviews here as traditionally published authors? Well, here we are! 🙂 Also, make sure to scroll down to the author's interview after the review! Yetunde by Segilola Salami is... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Malice in Ovenland Vol.1

In middle school, I was one of those kids going through all the adventure books the library had to offer. From the The Famous Five to kid detectives to opening that wardrobe, I loved it all and then had fun with my friends digging holes, running away from imaginary bad guys and hidden doorways. After that,... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Coffee Will Make You Black

April Sinclair's Coffee Will Make You Black is the coming-of-age story of young Jean "Stevie" Stevenson who grows up in the Chicago Southside of the 1960s, in the midst of the Black Power and Civil Rights movements. As a bildungsroman, the novel follows Stevie from age eleven until seventeen and her journey of self-discovery  as well... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Lagoon is my second book by Nnedi Okorafor and one I chose for Sci-Fi Month. I didn't manage to post this short review last month, but having really gotten into science-fiction and fantasy this year I feel that every month should be sci-fi month 🙂 Lagoon is the extremely imaginative story of a first contact,... 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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