January Book Review

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Get a Life Chole Brown, might have been one of the cutest stories I have read in a while. This book was the perfect mix of jokes, seriousness of a chronic illness, and dealing with mental health all in one package. I like that it gave a mental health perspective from a man enduring verbal and physical abuse. I would have liked more elaboration on that. It is important, that we see how love can bloom just when you think it won’t. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of some of the overthinking the characters did, and how long it took them to get to the sex scenes, but it was cute nonetheless. I am interested in the other books and maybe they will make it to this years list. We shall see.

View all my reviews Hand Me DownsHand Me Downs by Michele Carter

Hand Me Downs was a book I could not out down. I got sucked into the characters and the life they lived. If you are looking for a twist and a turn fiction book, this is it. The book is set in the 50’s and follows the life of best friends that lives intertwine in interesting ways. The actions that are taken by the characters, affect not only the trajectory of their lives, but generational ones unintendedly. Michele E. Lovett-Carter opens or eyes to a perspective on how black families deal with mental health, gender roles, and walking the tightrope of perfection.
The book left me with wanting to see how some characters lives went on, and how things were resolved that were unspoken. For example how mother and daughter trauma is resolved in this families life would have been a touching point. I highly recommend this book to add to your to read list and give it 3 out of 4, mainly because the book was honestly hard to out down. I finished it in literally 3 days.

View all my reviews The Hunting PartyThe Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book that almost is comparable to The Guest List. That book was most enjoyable. What I liked about this book, was the dysfunctional relationships and friendships that take place. The characters really kept the pages turning for me. Due to me reading her book the Guest List, it pretty much followed the same path but , the difference between the books, is this one felt a bit rushed at the end. I gave this book 3 stars out of 5, for simply being similar to her other book format. If this book would have been developed a little better at the end, I would have maybe given it more stars. Overall, if you want a good page turner or a great audio book, I recommend you read it.

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Book Reviews

I’ve always done book reviews, but never really for a group or anything. Well last year, I set an intention on joining a book club. You see I have always and I mean always loved reading. My amazon kindle has hoards of books that I need to read. My average book reads a year is 15-25. So you can say ,it was natural I wanted to find a place to discuss my book readings.

I secretly would follow the Oprah Book club. That led me to the B&N book club, which led me to Hello Sunshine Reads. These are all phenomenal read groups btw, and I still mostly follow a few of them. But I wanted a more melanated feel for my books, and I found Mocha Girls Read. AH! A place that not only read a vast genre of books like myself, but also readers looked like me! SUCESS! You guys know that wasn’t enough, I wanted a book club I could go to in Houston, and the ones that are out there were there, I just did not know how to find them. So alas! Mocha Girls Read created an online chapter! I am so happy I joined, not only have I found a home, I have found a place to do my reviews! I now have an Instagram page dedicated to my reads called @shoedooo.reads ! Feel free to follow me, I will use it to post reviews what I am reading and follow various readers/authors/lovers of books (not just the melanated ones). I also post my reviews on Goodreads as well. So stay tuned to me posting my reviews here!

Bookclubs I secretly and not so secretly follow:

  • Reese’s Book Club

If you read, what are some club or groups that you know of? Comment below!