Set in Houston, Texas, Washington’s second novel is a stirring, profound expression of complex relationships and enduring love. Benson and Mike are a queer, interracial couple that get separated when Mike decides to travel to Japan to be with his dying father at the same time that Mike’s mother, Mitsuko arrives in Houston to visit him.
From essays about revolutionising the way we perceive masculinity to Carnival to Caribbean food to creating spaces for Black people to enjoy cultural expression ... these essays discuss how Black Joy can either be a deeply personal or collective experience.
In today's post, I'll be discussing my thoughts on the FIVE books I predicted would be 5-Star reads back in April, earlier this year. I will be answering the question; Were these books as life-changing as monumental as I had initially hoped?
From stories about university life, workplace dissatisfaction, family, online dating and holiday-making, John takes us on a journey through the events in her life that have led to her eventual singledom.
My mornings usually begin with freshly ground European black coffee with a hint of almond milk. As convoluted as that sounds, its actually delicious! Truth be told, I've been trying to move away from having coffee first thing in the morning of late, in favour of water or herbal tea. But despite my attempts at moderation, I am without a doubt a coffeeholic who was drawn to the theme of today's aptly named book tag.
Nothing complements the monotony of a repetitive task like listening to an audiobook. Right? I agree, but lately I've also found that listening to Bookish podcasts can be just as conducive to getting all those boringly tedious tasks out of the way
We've now reached the tail end of June but there are still some LGBTQ+ books that I'm planning to read before the end of this most important month.
Lockdown in the U.K. is set to start easing in the coming months. But with many of us still spending most of our time at home, I've been coping with the challenges of quarantine and working from home by not only reading but by spending an inordinate amount of binge-worthy hours streaming Netflix TV shows.
Today's book review is presented to you courtesy of LoveReading UK, the largest book recommendations site in the UK. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the poetry collection Reduction Fired by Jennifer Yeates Camara, which was published by Yeates Expressions and has an upcoming publication date of the 25th March 2021.
In honour of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month, observed in the United States during the month of May, I've put together a list of some books written by Asian authors that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and would like to share with those of you looking for more diverse book recommendations.