Diversity Spotlight #6

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. In this event, bloggers highlight a diverse read that they've read and enjoyed, one they want to read, and one that's yet to come out. I alternate this event with Book Traveling Thursdays. A Book I Have Read Queens of Geek … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight #6

Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Wow! Where to start? I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK. The story follows Jade, a black teenager who thinks her only way to succeed is to make it out of her neighborhood. Her mother wants her to have every opportunity (a word Jade kind of despises), and thus, Jade attends a private school on scholarship. Her … Continue reading Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Diversity Spotlight #5

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. In this event, bloggers highlight a diverse read that they've read and enjoyed, one they want to read, and one that's yet to come out. I alternate this event with Book Traveling Thursdays usually, though this is the first weekly meme … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight #5

Review: The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene

This novel wasn't what I expected. When I read the description on Netgalley, I saw it as a chance to read something different from what I usually read. It's not a fantasy, which I read a lot of, and it was about a girl who rode horses, and I thought that might be cool. This … Continue reading Review: The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene

Review: Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

This is the second book I've finished for the #12DaysofDiversity retellings readathon. It's a free verse retelling of Romeo & Juliet, featuring Damien and Junice, a pair of black teens in Harlem. Their families don't have a feud, but they come from very different worlds. Damien's parents have pinned all their hopes on him going … Continue reading Review: Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

Review: Marian by Ella Lyons

This is my first review of the #12DaysofDiversity readathon, which started today. I'll be sending out (hopefully) a lot of reviews during the next 12 days, so be looking for a bunch of reviews of diverse retellings. More information about the readathon can be found here. This novella is a retelling, but it's also an … Continue reading Review: Marian by Ella Lyons

#12DaysofDiversity Retelling Readathon TBR

From December 19 to December 30, I will be participating in the 12 Days of Diversity Readathon, which is focused on retellings. The readathon is sponsored by author Julia Ember (you can find more information here, though I'm pretty late in posting my TBR and sign-ups are no longer open, I don't think). I've tried … Continue reading #12DaysofDiversity Retelling Readathon TBR

Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Full confession: It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I still love it and I'm still going to review it. This novel follows Ifemelu and Obinze, high school sweethearts who end up parting ways due to various political and personal goings on. After high school, Nigeria is under a military dictatorship. Ifemelu leaves … Continue reading Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie