Let's Talk About Love
It is not ‘‘weird’’ or ‘‘unnatural’’ or a ‘‘mental illness’’. If you have trouble wrapping your mind around this concept, that’s okay. This is why this story was written: to educate and to answer your questions without info-dumping you.
And make you melt. Not only is this story relevant, fresh and informative, it also makes your insides feel warm and mushy.
Because Alice is relatable. I may not identify as being asexual, but that didn’t keep me from understanding Alice, wanting ...more
I do kind of feel like it's more New Adult?! Like the GOOD kind of NA where you care about the characters and the plot lmao. But I'm guessing Alice was 19 (??) and life was all about how to adult and be in college and live on your own and ...more
I loved this book. Everything about it was so adorable, informing, sweet, realistic, relatable and made my insides mush.
Alice's girlfriend broke up with her because Alice "doesn't like sex" and that's not true, Alice j ...more
I’m in need of a setting to give this novel 6 out of 5 stars because h o l y c r a p y’all, this novel changed my life.
LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE is a story about a biromantic asexual black woman, Alice, in college, living with her two best friends who are dating, and working at a library where she meets Takumi, who changed her life forever.
I requested this ARC as a biroman ...more
Alice is a biromantic asexual college student whose girlfriend breaks up with her because she thinks Alice doesn't love her as much if she doesn't want to have sex. Alice wants a romantic relationship and works through a lot of common questions and struggles with her counselor. Then she meets a cute guy and has to decide if/how she'll ...more
DNF at 14% – 1/5
First thing’s first.
I am asexual. I’ve identified as such since I was about 15-16 (and I’m nearly 22 now). Sex doesn’t interest me that much. While I, personally, would never discount that I could find someone I want to do that with or would feel comfortable doing it with, I’m not interested in it.
And when I heard about this book, I was so excited. Finally, a book about asexuality while embracing that you can be attra ...more
I remember when I first heard about this book, it was somewhere around May 2017 and I just got extremely excited about it. Then people started getting ARCs and loving it — one of my friends fell in love with this story and because I trusted their judgment I preordered the book without knowing much about it.
Alice is a 19-year-old biromantic asexual Black girl whom girlfriend just broke up with her because sh ...more
Let’s Talk About Love is really sweet and heart-warming, but I felt like something was missing? I need a little bit more than just the main character Alice aceing that whole dating thing to make me really like a book. (rtc)
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LOOK AT THE TAGLINE, GUYS!! I’m sold (on the pun & this book).
Also, who wants to take a minute to appreciate the diversity in this book with me; we have a Black bi- (or pan)-romantic asexual female main character, the l ...more
**2nd note: I'm removing my one-star rating after seeing reviews saying the problematic stuff has been fixed in the published version. I haven't read that version myself yet, though.
**3rd note: Here's a review of the published version that shows that not *all* of the troubling stuff has been fixed: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
**4th note: Well, I finally read ...more
”Life could be cruel. But it could also be wonderful.”
This is a tough review to write. I really wanted to five star this book because it has hella diversity and it was so fun, but there were also some issues with the writing and with Takumi. However, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a book that deserves lots of readers and support, because it deals with a lot of issues that marginalized peoples have to deal with today, while still maintaining a light aura.
What I Liked
1. The diversity!! The ma ...more
This book is about Alice, a nineteen year old colle ...more
I absolutely adored Alice and Takumi and there are passages I'm sure I could read one hundred times over and never get bored. I LOVED the fact that this focused on an older teen/young adult and the fact that she didn't have her life 100% put together and sor ...more
// Can we appreciate the tag on the cover: "Alice is about to ace this whole dating thing"?? 🤩
I adored Alice. She was a fun, lovable character who was her own person and proud of it. Black, beautiful, biromantic and asexual, she rocked this book.
Many other characters, however, I wanted to kill slowly and painfully. Like FEENIE. That ungrateful, self centered devil child deserved to DIE. Same with Alice's freaking terrible family -- her mom and dad were basi ...more
“Love shouldn’t hinge solely on exposing your physical body to another person. Love was intangible. Universal. It was whatever someone wanted it to be and should be respected as such.”
A perfect book for a light summer read. Friendship, love, romance, cuteness, diversity, self-discovery and a bit of seriousness.
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This was one of my most anticipated book releases of 2018, I hope it doesn't let me down.
I hate this book.
I hate it because it’s like every stereotype in every YA contemporary ever mashed together. I hate it because it reads like a loose assortment of scenes and tropes put together ...more
To be honest, I really did not love the writing style of this book. It felt a bit amateur and surface-level for my taste. Sometimes it felt as if the author was trying to push the "my main character is super quirky!" thing really hard. Additionally, I've always felt people who criticize the excessive use of a certain form of punctuation were just bein ...more
This book. This book, this book, this book. I've been dying to read this book for over a year now, and words cannot describe how much I squealed when it arrived on my Kindle the other day.
This book tells the story of a biromantic, asexual African-American girl who's crushing on her Asian-American coworker. She works in a library. She fangirls over Dean Winchester. And her cat is named Glorificus after Glory ...more
[ADDENDUM: THIS REVIEW IS LONG. I had a lot to say. TLDR; The representation is great but I was very bored.
BUT if you think the below enumerated list sounds like something you'd like, consider giving this book a try! I think other people might be pulled in where I wasn't.]
I so so badly wanted to like this, and I'm very sad to have to give it such a low rating. There is A LOT to like:
1. ASEXUAL, BIROMANTIC REPRESENTATION.
2. POC representation! Both in the main character, he ...more
Check out my review and a discussion on reviewing diverse books on my blog here
- This book is lots of fluff. I mean it. Think about the fluffiest book you’ve ever read. Okay. Now multiplicate this by 100 and you get this book. So fluffy.
- Diversity is important in this book. Alice is asexual, biromantic and a black woman, she’s also struggling with coming out (about ...more
I was super excited to learn that I had a place on the tour a few months back, I generally enjoy reading the books that Swoon Reads have published. The website is definitely one of my favourites, just to spend hours searching for stories to read that really captivate you. Let’s Talk About Love certainly did just that. Alice, the main character, identifies as biromantic asexual. She is i ...more
I think I’m going to try and address what is the main focus in this novel, an ...more
This book made me so incredibly happy. I loved Alice and Takumi together. Their dynamics are amazing, the way they tease each other, watch movies together and cook food for each other is the cutest thing, and I had a big grin on my face while reading their scenes. They’ve easily become one of my favorite YA couples e ...more
man, oh man. this book is ToYiNg with my feelings right now :''') it made me cry, laugh, smile, giggle for christs sake, blusH, and more. it felt like sitting by the fireplace on a cold night. a big warm and familiar hug from your dog.
me @ this book: 💞💜💗😍✨🌈💖🌸💫
but seriously though, i LOVE this book. it's so so important, bc i relate VERYYY much to alice, and it's just refreshing to see a realistic and am