Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Would Make Great Gifts

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is about what books you'd like to find under the Christmas tree. I don't think I'm getting books this year so I decided to just change the topic to books I think would make great gifts for any… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Would Make Great Gifts

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Don’t Call Us Dead & The Poet X – Two Poetry Book Reviews

Goodreads Synopsis: Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved… Continue reading Don’t Call Us Dead & The Poet X – Two Poetry Book Reviews

Dear Ijaewele, or a Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Goodreads Synopsis: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.… Continue reading Dear Ijaewele, or a Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Serphina – By Rachel Hartman

Goodreads Synopsis: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina… Continue reading Serphina – By Rachel Hartman