My Blogging Anniversary


Book Reviews

Brown Girl Reading has made 9 years today. I can hardly believe it.  So in honor of my blogging birthday I’m reposting one of my first reviews.  You won’t believe it but I reviewed a zombie novel called Warm Bodies. Hated it! Surprise, surprise…  Thank you all for reading, commenting, and supporting all these years. […]

February 20, 2019

No Place To Call Home – JJ Bola


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

JJ Bola’s, debut novel, No Place To Call Home attentively develops the themes expected in a novel about refugees surviving in a strange new country. Bola touches on language, community, parent-child relationships, specifically father-son and father-daughter relationships, expectations of first generation African children, religion, moeurs, and most of all home. All of these subjects are catalysts for […]

August 16, 2018

The Unkind Hours – Dwayne Alexander Smith


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

The Unkind Hours is the latest exciting thriller from Dwayne Alexander Smith, the author of terribly underrated Forty Acres. (You need to read Forty Acres if you haven’t already!)  We meet an ex-baseball player Steven who’s married to Nichole. They are happily married and have a little girl named Luna who is four years old.   […]

July 14, 2018

Born on a Tuesday


Book Reviews, ReadSoulLit

Born on a Tuesday opens following a gang of street boys, who are hanging in the streets and getting up to no good. They spend time smoking wee wee, pillaging, committing random acts of violence and even murder. We are introduced to the main character, Dantala, “born on a Tuesday”, alias Ahmad. His poignant first […]

August 16, 2017

The Book of Harlan


Book Reviews

  My copy: The Book of Harlan – hardcover, 346 pages Rating: ***** I’m an affiliate for The Book Depository. It would be much appreciated to click the link below if you’re interested in picking up any of my recommendations. It will help fund my incessant book buying. http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=browngirlreading

May 3, 2016