I’m trying out a new series! If you’d like to participate, just comment down below. Mini-Review Monday is just that, a mini-review on a Monday. It can be on books, products, or TV shows/movies. I’m planning to use it for my Netgalley reviews.Continue reading “Mini-Review Monday – Well-Read Black Girl (Book Review)”
Month: December 2018
Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)
Working at a department store has taught me a lot about how people shop. There are the individuals who start shopping for Christmas three months ahead of time and then there are the ones who wait until the last week. I can definitely relate to the latter. If you’re looking for some gifts for the book lovers in your life, look no further!
For that social justice warrior:Continue reading “Last Minute Christmas Gifts (Book Edition)”
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book Review)
I’ll admit, this one grew on me.
Lara Jean is a hopeless romantic. She falls in love with boys that she has no chance with, and when she’s ready, she writes these boys a letter. After she writes the letter, she’s not in love anymore. Then she stores the letters away in her hat box.
Lara Jean never planned for the letters to reach these boys. She just kept them for herself, but one day they get out and Lara Jean has to figure out how to save face. Her misadventures lead her into a fake relationship that leads to some real self-evaluation.Continue reading “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book Review)”
Black Klansman (Book Review)
Black Klansmen is the story of how Detective Ron Stallworth went undercover and joined the Colorado Springs chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Detective Stallworth was one of the only black men working in his department. This nonfiction account includes how Detective Stallworth gained information on the KKK and continued to fool them over the course of a year, with the help of a white counterpart. Amid conflict in his department, Detective Stallworth continued pushing for what he believed to be right.
What I’m Reading #2
These past two weeks, I’ve been alternating between two books in between studying for exams. Finals coming up soon and I’m honestly so ready to be done with these classes.
Last Monday, I started reading my hardcover copy of American Street by Ibi Zoboi. I mentioned it here oh so long ago.
I really like it so far. I’m Haitian and it’s great to see Haitian authors coming into the mainstream. After reading Roxanne Gay’s Hunger, this book is definitely easier to get through.
When I’m not reading this, I’m listening to the audiobook of Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. I had wanted to see the movie when it came out, but I didn’t get the chance. Listening to Black Klansman makes me want to rent the movie at some point.
My review should be up shortly for this one.
I plan on listening to the book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han next. I tried reading it last year, but I couldn’t get past the first chapter. Hopefully, I can get through it this time. I want to watch the movie right after.