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September 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

I don’t know about you, but September seems to have flown by: I feel like I blinked and, all of a sudden, Halloween is only 4 weeks away. Though that could also be because my September wasn’t the most eventful, with all my concerts being cancelled and rainy days that had me napping throughout the afternoon. As always,...

Dark Academia Books I Want to Read This Fall

Dark academia seems to be everywhere this year, from fashion to books. Dark academia is defined as being “centered around higher education, writing/poetry, the arts, and classic Greek and Gothic architecture,” and its aesthetic is made for autumn: tweed blazers and Oxford shoes, old libraries with cloth-bound books, and Gothic mansions. I own far too many black turtlenecks and Doc Martens shoes, love reading...

Top 10 Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. This week’s topic is “top ten books on my fall 2021 to-read list.” My TBR is massive so it was hard to narrow...

Review | Namesake by Adrienne Young

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and the rest of the crew were set to start over. That...

August 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy September! In my heart, fall starts today, but in reality, fall is still a few weeks away. That isn’t going to stop me from wearing long pants instead of shorts, though! I wasn’t as present here as I would have liked to be this month, but I had a really busy August! I was finally able to...

Review | The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and...