24 Books to Christmas – Day 20


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

I often hear people say that they no longer care to read fiction novels about slavery.  I personally don’t have a problem with that, especially if I can read one that’s really good.  Today’s recommendation is Family by J. California Cooper.  This is a novel you should definitely put on your 2020 TBR if you […]

December 20, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 16


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Today’s recommendation I discovered in the spring of 2015.  Water Street was one of the first few short story collections I had read in a long time that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Fourteen connected  short stories set in Stanford, Kentucky in the black community.  I was amazed  to see how well Wilkinson linked each character and […]

December 16, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 14


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Continuing on with graphic novels, today I’m suggesting the Aya de Yopougon series (Aya Yop City in English).  These graphic novels are colorful and well illustrated.  The best thing about them is that they are about people in the Ivory Coast who live in the city and are living their lives.  The series contains 6 […]

December 14, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 10


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Today’s recommendation is one of our ReadSoulLit read along books from a few years ago called Some Sing, Some Cry.  This epic multi-generational family saga written in tandem by two sisters Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza tells the story of an African- American family of women from Reconstruction to just before the beginning of the 21st […]

December 10, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 8


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Starting our second week already and I’ll be talking about another one of my favorite books that I rave about all the time and that’s Jam on the Vine.  Jam on the Vine is LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s 2015 debut novel.  This is another novel that literally flew right under the radar at its release.  People […]

December 8, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 5


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

This year I chose this next 24 Books to Christmas book for the February ReadSoulLit Readalong in honor of Black history Month – Unforgivable Love by Sophfronia Scott.  Wow! This was such an interesting modern retelling of the 18th century French classic novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Scott did an excellent […]

December 5, 2019