So, I had no idea that Amazon Prime had books that you could get for free with it (thank you Goodreads).
Lumberjanes is one of those graphic novel series that just about everyone has talked about at one point or another and with good reason. Now I understand just why it’s so popular!
FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!
I’m really excited to get back into the swing of reviewing books. It’s been a while since my last book review. Here it is, my first read and review of the decade.
In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive.
Biggie Smalls was right. Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are okay letting their best friend Steph’s tracks lie forgotten in his bedroom after he’s killed—not when his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration, not after years of having each other’s backs.
Enlisting the help of Steph’s younger sister, Jasmine, Quadir and Jarrell come up with a plan to promote Steph’s music under a new rap name: The Architect. Soon, everyone in Brooklyn is dancing to Steph’s voice. But then his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and—with just hours on the clock—the trio must race to prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave.
Now, as the pressure—and danger—of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph’s fame, together they need to decide what they stand for before they lose everything they’ve worked so hard to hold on to—including each other.
Somehow I simultaneously couldn’t put this book down but I couldn’t keep reading. I had to reread several statements just to make sure I’d read them right. It was painful to read at times, but also quite necessary.
The edition I’m reviewing is an uncorrected proof I received from a friend at Penguin Random House. Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday was published in January of 2019.
You may remember one of these pictures from The Reading Rush instagram challenge I did. I found this for 50% off at my local bookstore and I just had to pick it up.
I won an Advance Reader Copy of Slay from the Bibliophagist and Page to Page giveaway, which I talked about last month. This was my top choice for the giveaway, so I’m super happy I got it. I read it while I was in vacation in Haiti last month. Remember this is an ARC, so some things may have changed in the final version.
Slay was such a fun read, which is kind of ironic considering how uninterested I was with the Virtual Reality Theme Thursday. Fun fact: these pictures were taken two days before a hurricane.