ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 13 & 14


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Day 13 – Biography or Memoir I chose the memoir by Michaela De Prince called Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.  After hearing her story on television many years ago, I was motivated to read her story.  I haven’t yet read this one but I have a feeling it’s going to be very […]

February 14, 2020

ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 11 & 12


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Day 11 – 2020 Newbie As every year there are so many new releases and new authors appearing on the scene and 2020 is no different.  I decided to go with Stateway’s Garden by Jasmon Drain, gifted to me by Penguin Random House.  This debut work is a memoir of connected short stories that take […]

February 12, 2020

ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 9 & 10


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Day 9 – Word Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates was the best representation of Word.  This letter written from a black father to his black son is a poignant must-read from Coates.  It was recommended by Toni Morrison, who deemed it to be required reading.  I hadn’t realized but apparently Coates is […]

February 10, 2020

ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 5 & 6


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Day 5 – It’s a family affair!   I have quite a few possibilities on my shelves with this theme but the book that came to my mind first was The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips.  Now to be honest, this book has been sitting on my shelves for over 2 years. Why? Because I’m […]

February 6, 2020

ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 3 & 4


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Day 3 – Roots and Books made me start looking deeply into my shelves.  Having started this year with the powerful memoir, Heavy by Kiese Laymon.  I felt like roots had to be taken figuratively and literally.  Combing my shelves I fell upon How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.  I forgot I […]

February 4, 2020

ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge 2020: Day 1 & 2


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Black History Month is finally here and has taken off with a blast!  Here’s where the photo challenge is at the moment for me: Day 1: ReadSoulLit TBR I’m a Booktube Prize judge this year and will be judging the first round which is happening this month.  This won’t deter me from picking up these […]

February 2, 2020

24 Books to Christmas – Day 24


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Today’s my last day of recommendations before Christmas and for the year 2019!  Bravo! If you’ve stuck with me until the end.  I really appreciate it.  My last recommendation is another really big favorite and it’s by one of my favorite authors too.  I’m going to be talking briefly about Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat. […]

December 24, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 20


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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


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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