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 | 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 […]

Review | June 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 […]

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 | April 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 […]

March 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | The Atomic Weight of Love


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 […]

February 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | Outline by Rachel Cusk


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 | Call Number | February 2017 | Piecing Me Together by Reneé Watson


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. Once again, there were a […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club February 2017 | Like Death by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Richard Howard


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 […]