August was a good reading month…I was able to read a couple different genres which has been my goal for a while now. I read a little romance, fantasy, women fiction, and mystery/thriller.
Seven Days In June by Tia Williams
This was one of my favorite romance reads so far this year, I was fully immersed in this book from the very first page. This was an amazing read and if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. This book had me laughing and crying and if you follow my blog you know I love books that get me in my feelings and touch on real issue. I usually like my romance with hot and steamy sex scenes and while there where a couple short sex scenes they weren’t hot and steamy like I like but I didn’t even care I still loved the book. There have only been a few romance books that the content was so good that I didn’t care about the sex scenes and this was one of them. This was my first Tia Williams book and I will be reading everything sis puts out!!! This book should have come with a content warning, there is mention of rape, suicide, self harming, drug and alcohol use but if you can handle the content then this book is worth the read so don’t hesitate to pick it up. Click the title link to read my full thoughts on this book.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
This book started off very slow to me. I tried twice to read the book then gave up, the third time I decided to try with audible and enjoyed the accent so I was able to get into it. I still wasn’t fully captivated by the story but I did want to see where things ended with Queenie. There were a lot of micro-aggressions in this book, even from one of her friends, and it was a bit much at times. I was left with a bad taste in my mouth about how British men view black women. I found myself yelling at Queenie to stand up for herself because she just let people say anything and it made me mad. Also I couldn’t stand her friend Cassandra and she got off way to easy but I guess good for Queenie for being able to forgive! Click the title link to read my full thoughts on this book.
Nobody But You Series by Bella Jay & Skye Moon
Three books in this series
- Nobody But You 1
- Nobody But You 2
- Nobody But You 3
This was a great series, I couldn’t put it down. Bella Jay & Skye Moon are great together, I wouldn’t mind more collaborations from these ladies. They are great writers separately so I should have known this would be amazing. I have read 90% of Skye Moons catalog at this point and one thing I have always loved about her books are the friendships, this was another book with extremely close friendships. These friends laughed together, partied together, cried together, and fought each other. I love honest fun friendships and thats exactly what this series brings along with the great love stories. I have only read one other Bella Jay book but I will definitely be checking her catalog out soon. Be prepared to read these books back to back because these ladies definitly hit us with cliffhangers. Click the title link to read my full thoughts on this book.
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
This was my first high fantasy and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It took a little time for me to get into this read and I wasn’t sure if it was because it seemed a bit slow in the beginning or if it took me some time to get adjusted to N.K. Jemisin’s writing-style. The one thing I didn’t like is I didn’t feel connected to any of the protagonist. However, this took me on a journey and I found myself trying to solve the corruption as so much was unfolding in this book. I enjoyed how descriptive N.K. Jemisin was and her character building was well written as well. I loved that the setting was ancient Egypt. This was a great read and I look forward to reading the next book in the duology “The Shadowed Sun”. Click the title link to read my full thoughts on this book.
This was a great story, I appreciate Vanessa Riley for giving us this fictional telling of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas’ life with so many historical facts. This is a long book but it spans from 1761 to 1824 during Dolly’s prime so the additional pages were necessary to truly capture Dorothy Kirwan Thomas’ story. Click the title link to read my full thoughts on this book.
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