What Storm, What Thunder is a fictional novel by Myriam J. A. Chancy. It is primarily set during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
The Wedding Date is a contemporary romance by Jasmine Guillory. I recently checked it out of the library, forgetting that I'd read it. It didn't take long for me to remember. A Common Troupe This is certainly not the first time that a man and woman have met in a stalled elevator and went on … Continue reading The Ending of The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Noor is a science fiction novel by Africanfuturist luminary Nnedi Okorafor. It is set in Northern Nigeria, where we travel with AO and DNA across a dangerous, fantastical land. AO and DNA are in a fight with Ultimate Corp, the evil mega-corporation that controls much of the wealth and resources in Nigeria, with tentacles into … Continue reading The Ending of Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
In Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones explores what it means to be a family. Set in Atlanta, first Dana tells the story, then Chaurisse, before Dana closes it off. We get to know each sister intimately, from multiple perspectives. These two sisters grow up very differently, and from each of their stories, we get to build … Continue reading The Ending of Silver Sparrow
Seven Days in June is a fun, sexy read by Tia Williams.
Each episode of the podcast is full of spoilers. You can read the original post that prompted this conversation here. If you're looking for a review without spoilers, visit Experiences and Reflections instead. Book Recommendations... ... from Etaf Rum This list of recommendations by Etaf Rum was gathered from The Stacks podcast. Salt Houses by … Continue reading A Discussion of A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum with Kelley King
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is a romance novel by Ayisha Malik, published in 2015. This post is full of spoilers. If you're looking for a review, you can find one on Experiences and Reflections instead. Sofia Khan Sofia Khan is a Muslim woman working for a publicity company. She was supposed to marry Iman … Continue reading The Ending of Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged
Hana Khan Carries On is a novel by Uzma Jalaluddin, author of Ayesha At Last. Read on for a summary of the book and to find the ending. If you'd like a review instead, you can read one here. Hana Khan is a hijab-wearing, young Muslim woman who lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. She is … Continue reading Hana Khan Carries On
Lovely War is a fictional novel by Julie Berry. It is a story of love, beauty and the effects of war. As the first world war spreads its impact throughout Europe, two unlikely couples meet — Hazel and James and Aubrey and Colette. Aphrodite tells the story with roles from Ares, Apollo, Hephaestus, and Hades. … Continue reading The Ending of Lovely War
This post is full of spoilers. If you want a review without spoilers, visit I'll Give You the Sun Book Review. In I’ll Give You the Sun, we follow Noah and Jude from age 13 to 16. The book goes back and forth in time, starting with Noah. Noah is always himself, refusing to succumb … Continue reading The Ending of I’ll Give You the Sun