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I Almost Forgot About You
3.66
really liked it
This book gave me all the feels for so many reasons. I love, love, LOVE that McMillan's characters are age appropriate. By that, I mean she seems to w ...more
Feb 2016
Nov 23, 2015
 
We're Going to Need More Wine
4.17
really liked it
Very open & honest, Gabrielle Union is not just a pretty face. She's really smart and really funny and now I want to be her BFF.
Aug 23, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
 
The Turner House
3.64
it was amazing
I hate to compare books, especially ones that are really well written in their own right, but this reminded me of Ayana Mathis' The Twelve Tribes of H ...more
Mar 30, 2015
Oct 28, 2014
 
Be Frank With Me
3.89
it was amazing
I LOVE Frank & everyone else in this book. It's like a mashup of what I imagine a Harper Lee-like author is like and Bernadette from Where'd You G ...more
Jan 25, 2016
Jan 14, 2016
 
Gathering of Waters
3.96
it was amazing
I worried that there would be no one to take J. California Cooper's place. I thought Bernice McFadden might be the one when I read Glorious. After rea ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Whiskey & Ribbons
3.90
it was amazing
I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for e ...more
Nov 14, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
 
American Street
4.01
really liked it
It can be difficult to play by the rules when you don’t know what those rules are. So finding herself in Detroit without her mother and with family sh ...more
Nov 18, 2016
Sep 30, 2016
 
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
3.47
really liked it
Is there a limit on the amount of love a parent can have for their child? If you have more than one child, is it possible to have loved your other chi ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men
3.97
it was amazing
I have only been waiting on this book for two years. Actually, a little over two years, but who's counting? Even as 32 Candles was released, Ernessa T ...more
Jul 18, 2017
Sep 18, 2013
not set
Sep 15, 2013
 
The Star Side of Bird Hill
3.82
it was amazing
I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh AND cry. Loved, loved, LOVED the characters in this book.
Jul 06, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
32 Candles
4.16
it was amazing
It was just as good the second time around, y'all. I even got choked up at the end like I didn't know what was going to happen.
Jul 16, 2017
not set
May 18, 2010
 
The Opposite of Everyone
3.91
really liked it
Rarely does Joshilyn Jackson do anything wrong. (I forgive her for her last book, which I really didn't care for.) Loved this story line, loved the ch ...more
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 05, 2015
 
Blackass
3.34
really liked it
It reminded me a lot of Franz Kafka's The Trial & The Metamorphis, along with Nikolai Gogol's The Nose, which means I read a lot of Russian lit an ...more
Mar 31, 2016
May 08, 2015
 
For Your Love (Blessings, #6)
4.47
really liked it
Definitely one of my favorites of the series. I'm so happy that the author chose to inject some new characters and new story lines into the Henry Adam ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Oct 27, 2014
 
The Changeling
3.80
it was amazing
Wow! Just wow! Even if this isn't a genre you'd normally read and you don't think you'll enjoy it, you're going to be blown away. Amazing story line a ...more
Jun 13, 2017
Jul 27, 2016
 
One House Over (The Neighbors #1)
3.41
liked it
Very abrupt "to be continued" ending
Mar 31, 2018
not set
Jul 24, 2017
 
The Wangs vs. the World
3.33
liked it
A bit disappointing
Oct 12, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
 
The Book of Harlan
4.08
really liked it
Bernice McFadden covers a lot in The Book of Harlan. Spanning six decades, readers are taken on a journey from the upper class home of an upstanding p ...more
Dec 14, 2015
not set
Oct 22, 2014
 
Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
3.66
it was amazing
I can only hope there's a follow up to this. The book covers the author's life in the 70s & 80s. I'm dying to know what was going down in the 90s ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Sep 12, 2013
 
Tempted by Trouble
3.99
liked it
For an author that started out writing from the woman's point of view, Eric Jerome Dickey has certainly evolved. If you've followed his writing career ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
More Like Her
3.49
liked it
A disjointed story line and unlikable characters made this a difficult read. I really wanted to love it because I've read so many other reviews from r ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!
3.93
really liked it
I don't know that this book will be enough to interest someone that's unfamiliar with Big Freedia, but as a fan of her TV show and her attitude toward ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2)
3.31
it was ok
So your daddy & your man are racists and you throw a tantrum at first, but eventually adopt a that's just who they are, they're a product of their ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
My Soul Looks Back
3.52
really liked it
An amazing memoir of the author's time in James Baldwin's inner circle of friends that included Maya Angelou, Rosa Guy, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison ...more
May 16, 2017
May 15, 2017
 
Beach Thing
4.55
really liked it
Who among us hasn’t dipped our toes in a friends with benefits situation only to find ourselves falling just a little bit for the person we swore was ...more
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
Pachinko
4.26
really liked it
Overall, I really enjoyed the characters and the story line, but the ending felt a bit rushed and the character that threw away an Ivy league educatio ...more
Dec 2016
Sep 20, 2016
 
Brunch At Ruby's
4.23
really liked it
One of the most well written self published books I've come across. The characters are fully fleshed out and their friendships and relationships are v ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
 
The Mother
3.93
really liked it
Gah, so many emotions! I was a nervous wreck reading this, but I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to discuss it with others after they've had a chance ...more
Feb 16, 2016
Oct 23, 2015
 
China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2)
3.82
really liked it
I REALLY need a network to make this into a TV show. I would seriously watch it. These folks are hilariously over the top and I love it!
Jun 22, 2015
Aug 25, 2014
 
Matters of Convenience
4.50
really liked it
It's rare that romances are written from the male point of view, so this was a refreshing read. I'd love a sequel to this.
Feb 09, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
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