Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.
Reviews! Some of my favorite post’ to put out… but sometimes I can admit that it can be tiring and there are some books I just read for pleasure. And that’s okay! So, hopefully I can keep these to just one sentence…. because yikes I talk too much sometimes.
The Silence of Bones – June Hur:
I had requested an ARC of this one a while ago and just got the chance to listen to the audiobook, it was a long, highly anticipated read with an engaging mystery that slowly… might have lost my interest as it went along?
Luster – Raven Leilani:
An ENITRE mess.
I have a full review here if you want to know more.
Black Girl Call Home – Jasmine Mann:
A spontaneous buy based on watching the author do a live reading on Instagram– it was a poignant read in which I related to the majority of the poems, if not moved deeply by all of them.
Tea Dragon series – Katie O’Neill:
I had been following the author for a while and actually managed to read the first volume when they were releasing them chapter by chapter in their newsletter– it’s the most ADORABLE series handling tough topics in such a way that made my heart feel thingssssss and was just wholesome as hell.
Harleen – Stjepan Šejić:
An interesting take (with a great artstyle) on Harley Quinn that not only makes you sympathize with every character introduced, but also doesn’t attempt to excuse or romanticize the actions being done?
Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend – Lucy Eden:
I wasn’t expecting this to be a novella for some reason, but I also wasn’t expecting this to be underdeveloped, cheesy in not the best way and overall unsatisfying?
Lady Killer series – Joëlle Jones:
A reread for me and a unique take on hit (wo)men that starts off as a silly romp and delves into more… meat on the bones (for a lack of a better term).
Taproot – Keezy Young:
I was here for the queer love story, but it’s an adorable read that I wish had more depth or just more… something that a continuation of the story would be able to deliver.
Looking Glass – Christina Henry:
An addition/conclusion to the story that gave me everything I needed in terms of closure and character development!
I have a gushing review of Alice if you want more details on how much I LIVED for this story and a review of book two coming later this month!
Liquor and Laundry – Tasha L. Harrison:
Honestly, this was so unmemorable that I thought at first I had DNFed and still can’t remember if I finished…. so that should tell you a lot.