An American Marriage – Review

Hello blog buddies! I’m back with an unpopular opinion on a book I recently attempted to read but stopped and DNF (did not finish). Let’s jump right into things. “Marriage is between two people. There is no studio audience.” As black people in America, our histories are complex, our present and future, bright and hopeful,Continue reading “An American Marriage – Review”

Books and Tea – October

Missed sharing this over the weekend because I had too much fun hosting a game night that sort of turned into a tea drinking game night. I planned to share it earlier this week, but here we are at Friday. So here we are, a recap of what I’ve read in October. Where the CrawdadsContinue reading “Books and Tea – October”

Where the Crawdads Sing – Review

“Autumn leaves don’t fall; they fly. They take their time and wander on this, their only chance to soar. Reflecting sunlight, they swirled and sailed and fluttered on the wind drafts.” The book opens in 1969- Chase Andrews is found in the marsh of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, DEAD. Was it an accident or wasContinue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing – Review”

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Review

In the first of twelve chapters, it’s 1925 and we meet a young black girl of fifteen named Hattie. Hattie left the state of Georgia for what she dreams is a better life in Philadelphia married to a man named August. Each chapter is named for one or more of Hattie’s children. In the firstContinue reading “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Review”

The Secrets Between Us – Review

“It isn’t the words we speak that make us who we are. Or even the deeds we do. It is the secrets buried in our hearts.” Sometimes sequels to books you enjoy let you down. Thrity Umrigar picks up where she left off in the first book, The Space Between Us, the stress and strainContinue reading “The Secrets Between Us – Review”