Frankly in Love

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Hey y’all! This has been in my TBR for the longest. I only have one book left to read on that list and I’m so ready to get to the last one. I went into Frankly in Love with really high hopes, but let’s just say, it didn’t live up to the hype.

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Training School for Negro Girls (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! This is the last book I’ll be reviewing from the readathon. Training School for Negro Girls was an interesting set of short stories. It reminded me of Heads of the Colored People which I read a few stories from for my African American Literature class last year.

I actually ended up finding out about this book through Goodreads and my library had the audiobook on the CloudLibrary app, so it felt like a perfect chance for trying out this genre.

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Such a Fun Age (Book Review)

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Hey y’all, so Such a Fun Age was the book club pick for The Reading Rush and I ended up loving it. If you want to learn more about some controversy surrounding The Reading Rush and how it negatively affected the Black reading community, I’d highly recommend checking out this video.

Such a Fun Age is also the Unfriendly Black Hotties book club pick for August. They’ll be having a live show at the end of the month to discuss it. I’m really looking forward to that live show because I really want to dissect this story with other readers and I think it will bring forth some great discussions.

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Books of the Month ~ July

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Hey y’all, I’m starting to see a pattern with these months. It’s like, one month I get one book and the next month I get multiple. Kind of weird, right?

For those who may not know yet, I challenged myself at the beginning on the year to buy at least one book a month from my local bookstore. That way I’d support an Indie bookstore and also support authors. I tend to get the vast majority of my reads from the library but it is nice to gift myself every month with a beautiful book… or two.

My local bookstore has closed down, which makes me so sad, but now I’m supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore. If you’d like to find a Black-owned bookstore near you, click here for the directory. I got these books from Cultured Books through their online shop.

This month’s picks are:

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Assigning Gospel Songs to my Favorite Books

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Hey y’all, so today I decided to do something a little fun, different, and (dare I say it) quirky. I’ve wanted to do a song to book post for a while now and this idea popped in my head as I was washing my hair so… let’s do it!

I grew up going to church every Sunday and humming along to Haitian hymns. I didn’t actually start taking an interest in Gospel music until middle school, when I was struggling a lot with my mental health. Though anxiety is still a constant struggle for me, my faith and the Good Lord’s Gospel definitely help me in managing it (along with self-care and therapy).

Today I’ll be trying this out with just five books, but who knows, this might end up being a thing I come back to. Without further ado, here are my book to Gospel associations.

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