Book Review | New People by Danzy Senna


I loved this book so much that I got to the last 15 pages and then put it aside for days because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these folks yet. New People by Danzy Senna was sent to me in the August Call Number subscription box. It is the story of a mixed couple […]

Review | July Thrifty Books | The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling


I like the Thrifty Books box because it’s pretty darn affordable and it’s introduced me to some great books. I pre-paid for a year and it came out to just over $17 per box including shipping, which is on the lower end compared to other book boxes. You can read reviews of past Thrifty Books boxes here. The […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club August 2017 | In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The Paris Review (four copies in […]

Review | Books in the Quarterly Literary Box | Fierce Kingdoms by Gin Phillips


Awhile ago, I told y’all about the contents of this quarter’s Quarterly Literary Box, aka PageHabit and like 20 other names. You can read that post to learn more about the box and find other reviews of it and on and on. You can read this post to learn what I thought of the books. […]

Book Review | July Just the Right Book! | Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]

Review | July Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


The curator describes Blue Spider’s Attic as, “The magic of a used book store, delivered.” Except it’s actually even better because also, coffee! There are two different boxes available. First is The Attic Box by Blue Spider Press, which includes three second-hand books, a small package of coffee or tea, and several bookish items. This is just […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club July 2017 | The Violins of Saint-Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this yeardoesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The Paris Review (four copies in […]

Review | Call Number | August 2017 | New People by Danzy Senn


Call Number is a “library-inspired monthly book box that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors.” It costs $35.00 a month and includes one book and an assortment of bookish goodies. Perfect! Sign me up! Or don’t, because I’m already signed up! Check out all my Call Number reviews if you’d like. As is always the case with this […]

Review | My Lit Box | August 2017 | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


I’ve already written about the book included in My Lit Box’s August box. Today I’ll cover the box itself. My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes […]

Book Review | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons


What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons was sent to me by in July by Call Number and was also the August pick for My Lit Box. That should tell you how fantastic it was. I was about 50 pages in before I thought, wait, is this a novel? And I looked at the cover and sure […]