Book Review | It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura from My Lit Box


The June box of My Lit Box came with a book plus a bonus book. Bonus! The first book was It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura. There were a lot of things that made me want to like this book. I don’t know that I’ve ever read an interracial g/g love story. I was […]

Book Review | May Just the Right Book! | Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta


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 […]

Book Review | Call Number | May 2017 | And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson


The May book for Call Number was And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson. I posted about the May box in its entirety and now I’m gonna tell y’all about this book. Neat! For the first third of this book I was not particularly interested in it. It is the story of a woman and her […]

Review | Call Number | June 2017 | Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou


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. *spoiler alert* The box this […]

Review of the books in May’s Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


Remember when I posted a few days ago about the contents of the June Blue Spider’s Attic Box? Well today I’m posting reviews of the books I’ve already described in my review of the contents of the May Blue Spider’s Box. It’s a blue spider type of week, I guess! The first book was No Sleep […]

Book Review | No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal


I received No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal in the May My Lit Box. This was a book that would likely not have otherwise been on my radar, and while I’m glad I read it, I’m not sure how likely I would be to recommend it to others. Part of my issue may […]

Review | Brilliant Books | April 2017 | The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is similar to Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. While you’re here, why not check out […]

Review | May Thrifty Books | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


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 […]

Book Riot Recap | What I’ve Been Doing Elsewhere on the Internet


I haven’t published as much as I would have liked to in the last few months but I’m still plugging away at it. I have a few articles for Book Riot in draft form right now and hope to get them out by the end of the month. But until then, here’s what I’ve been […]

Review | Call Number | May 2017 | And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson


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 constantly the case […]