Book Review: The Other Black Girl

As an avid reader, this book came across my radar when it wasn’t released yet in Canada and I literally ran and pre-ordered it! Yes, I was that excited. Not only is the cover goals, I loved the title, I could relate on 100% and also, it was such a captivating subject, I figured it…

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Book Review: The Prophets

Sometimes you pick up a book, and you just KNOW it will leave a mark on you, some things are just seamless and this book is one of them. Though chosen because I am expanding my exploration of books from Black authors, I was pleasantly surprised by the subject matter and the wonder that this…

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Book Review: Saga Boy

When I first came across this book, solely based on the tile alone, I knew I needed to read it, because despite my deep love for books, I do still choose them based of my visceral reaction. Otherwise known as choosing them based on their covers and this one stood out for many reasons. Being…

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Book Review: The Poet X

I’ll jump right to it, this is a YA book, so before you roast me on that, I want to fully say some of the most impactful books I’ve read in the last 5 years, have been classed as YA (The Hate You Give / On The Come Up ). All I have to say…

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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere

I don’t know if this book needs much introduction, it was the talk of a lot of book clubs when it 1st came out and in some ways for me, it went under my radar, it wasn’t until I read Celeste Ng’s other book, Everything I Never Told You, that I was really taken with…

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Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

This book came across my radar this summer, while I was compiling my diverse book list at the same time, I also realized I don’t look to many Canadian authors, particularly Canadian authors of colour. Adding to it- this book was chosen on CBC’s Canada Reads this summer and I was then able to hear…

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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Book Review: Frying Plantains

If you have ever been lucky enough have tried fried plantains, soft, sweet, melt in your mouth and oh so addictive…then this book is perfectly named. It’s such a page turner, with quick witty anecdotes, weaving you through downtown Toronto, mixing food, sights, sounds and culture all so effortlessly. It made me smile, it made…

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Book Review: Little Women

Period pieces, books that take you back to a period that is so different to ours now, but so similar in many ways. A classic American novel which should grace the shelves of many….or so they claim. This book has been on my radar for years, so I guess it’s about time I picked it…

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