The Gilded Years – Review

"I need to keep up the act that I have been keeping up successfully for three years. You are allowed to have your own identity. I have to create mine." -The Gilded Years, Karin Tanabe The moment you realize the book you're reading has your mind spinning, your heart racing with the gravity of a … Continue reading The Gilded Years – Review

Best of 2019 – Nonfiction

The best of 2019 continues, I am trying not to take the whole of January 2020 to share everything but I also don't want to spam anyone. Lesson learned, I will plan better to have these done in December but sometimes that's hard when you're trying to finish just one more book. STAND BY YOUR … Continue reading Best of 2019 – Nonfiction

Black No More – Review

Thank you to Penguin Classics for gifting this book to feature and review. "What, indeed, was fifty, sixty or seventy dollars when one was leaving behind insult, ostracism, segregation and discrimination?" There is much to discuss in the pages of this satire and I'm not sure if I'm ready.  But I want to give it … Continue reading Black No More – Review

Best of 2019 – Fiction

I'm back with the next installment for my best of 2019, I wanted to wait a few days to share my favorite fiction reads including short stories and historical fiction. Three of the books on this list were published this year. UNMARRIAGEABLE by Soniah Kamal “Jane Austen is ruthless when it comes to drawing-room hypocrisy. … Continue reading Best of 2019 – Fiction