Reading Coates Back-to-Back

During the 24 Hour Read-a-thon I set out to read the end of Between the World and Me, which I followed up by reading The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, a Son, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. Along with Woman at Point Zero, it was an intense 24 hours. For those interested in Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Case for Reparations— my personal favorite of his– then these books are a logical investment. Clearly, I read them in the wrong order, BTWAM being our November 2015 book club pick, and TBS a thrift store find a month or two later. Perhaps reading in the…

April Wrap-Up!

This month has been absolutely crazy– I hosted a challenge for the 24 Read-a-thon, was featured by another blog, read for ARC April, started listening to audiobooks, got into multiple comics/webcomics, and was retweeted by Jesse Williams. It was a great month for experimentation, and I’m hoping some of these things stick with me in future months.

Read like my book club!

While I make a valiant effort, I don’t review every single book that I read. Sometimes, I have far too many books queued up to take the time, or sometimes life holds my calendar hostage. Unfortunately, the books from my book club are most often the ones I skip reviewing. We read such good stuff, I hate that I overlook them on this blog. For those of you who aren’t a part of book clubs, I really cannot recommend them enough. They’re a great reason to read new books, or catch up on ones the whole group forgot to read….

What I’m reading this MLK Day

What am I reading this Martin Luther King Day? Here, I provide a comprehensive list of contemporary articles and links for those looking for timely and relevant things to read.

Top Book Quotes of 2015 (so far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. The topics vary, so the one I’m tackling this week (albeit a little late) is “Top 10 quotes from books I’ve read in 2015.” This is going to sound incredibly indecisive, but this isn’t truly a list of my 10 favorites– but it’s close. I got to the point with this list where I knew there were more I’d like to include, but I couldn’t find them in the book.  Some are poignant, while others are silly. With that said, I’m pretty sure I could have found…

Reading Plan, Fall 2015

Hey there, beautiful people! I just wanted to pop in with a forecast of what I’ll be reading for the first few months of this blog. Hopefully, that will give some of you the chance to read along with me. Right now, I’m working my way through Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—it’s a book I’ve started many times, but haven’t been able to finish. The “Black Millenials Read, Too!” Facebook reading group that I’m a part of is currently reading it, so it looks like now is the time to finally get past page 44. Simultaneously, I’m finishing Ta-Nehisi Coates’…