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COOL READS

Check out my lists of recent trends in reading, and books you won't want to miss.

 

'Nightcrawling' by Leila Mottley

This book was so difficult to finish. Not because the writing wasn't beautiful (it was), or the plot wasn't fast-paced enough (it was),...

'Like A Sister' by Kellye Garrett

I have to admit. This one was a sleeper. And by that, I don't mean it put me to sleep, but that it came out of nowhere. The set up for...

'Open Water' by Caleb Azumah Nelson

I don't know if I've always liked the name 'Caleb' or whether I've just developed a crush on this author for his lyrical, incredibly...

'Hell of a Book' by Jason Mott

A Black writer, whose name we never learn, is on a book tour for his wildly successful debut novel. It's called, 'Hell of a Book' which...

'Razorblade Tears' by S.A. Cosby

What a ride this was! S.A. Cosby is a visual writer of the best kind, giving you a story that moves at breakneck speed, textured and...

'Real Life' by Brandon Taylor

I know the year is young but this book will be a very difficult one to beat as the favorite for 2020. So here's the deal: Wallace is a...

'The Vanishing Half' by Brit Bennett

In The Vanishing Half, Mallard, Louisiana is a town where the people are "Negroes" and yet look as white as the white people who both...

'Memorial' by Bryan Washington

What a beautiful book. Bryan Washington is one of those authors who manage to convey emotion with and between words, and in a way that...

 

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