Posted in Book Review, Books, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Middle Grade, Suggestions, Young Adult

Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)

Working at a department store has taught me a lot about how people shop. There are the individuals who start shopping for Christmas three months ahead of time and then there are the ones who wait until the last week. I can definitely relate to the latter. If you’re looking for some gifts for the book lovers in your life, look no further!

For that social justice warrior:

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Posted in Book Review, Books, Fiction, Young Adult

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Lara Jean is a hopeless romantic. She falls in love with boys that she has no chance with, and when she’s ready, she writes these boys a letter. After she writes the letter, she’s not in love anymore. Then she stores the letters away in her hat box.

Lara Jean never planned for the letters to reach these boys. She just kept them for herself, but one day they get out and Lara Jean has to figure out how to save face. Her misadventures lead her into a fake relationship that leads to some real self-evaluation.

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Posted in Black Author, Book Review, Books, Non-fiction

Black Klansman (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Black Klansmen is the story of how Detective Ron Stallworth went undercover and joined the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Detective Stallworth was one of the only black men working in his department. This nonfiction account includes how Detective Stallworth gained information on the KKK and continued to fool them over the course of a year, with the help of a white counterpart. Amid conflict in his department, Detective Stallworth continued pushing for what he believed to be right.

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Posted in Books, Fiction, Humor, Movie, Non-fiction, Young Adult

What I’m Reading #2

These past two weeks, I’ve been alternating between two books in between studying for exams. Finals coming up soon and I’m honestly so ready to be done with these classes.

Last Monday, I started reading my hardcover copy of American Street by Ibi Zoboi. I mentioned it here oh so long ago.

american street

I really like it so far. I’m Haitian and it’s great to see Haitian authors coming into the mainstream. After reading Roxanne Gay’s Hunger, this book is definitely easier to get through.

When I’m not reading this, I’m listening to the audiobook of Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. I had wanted to see the movie when it came out, but I didn’t get the chance. Listening to Black Klansman makes me want to rent the movie at some point.

My review should be up shortly for this one.

I plan on listening to the book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han next. I tried reading it last year, but I couldn’t get past the first chapter. Hopefully, I can get through it this time. I want to watch the movie right after.

What are you currently reading?

What do you plan on reading this month?

What has been your favorite book of the year?

Let me know in the comments down below!

Posted in Me, me, Me

Blog Update

Finals are around the corner, which means this semester is almost over! *Le sigh*

I’m relieved but also just a tiny bit sad that my first semester of college is almost over.

I just reached 100 followers, so that’s exciting! Thank you for all the love and support. The comments have really helped keep me going these past few months. I love y’all!

I currently have five drafts for various reviews and tags that I started forever ago. I’ll finally have some time to work on those. I want to get back to my Friday/Saturday posting schedule.

Also, my birthday was yesterday so I plan on adding a post about that on my personal blog, Life Update, at some point in the near future.