The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Shortlist

The 2022 shortlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced yesterday and I am so happy to see some of my personal favorites making the shortlist cut. If you hadn’t have the chance to read these titles, you are definitely missing out!

Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Get ready for your start of the fall season jam-packed with fascinating new releases! There’s a reason why many readers look forward to the fall season. Yes, the brisk weather, the turning leaves and warm wooly sweaters might be a factor but I believe what book lovers love most is the exciting upcoming releases theyContinue reading “Books to Read This Month: September Edition”

Best Books of 2022…So Far: Middle Grade & Young Adult

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned every Thursday throughout the rest of thisContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Middle Grade & Young Adult”

Quote of the Day- August 20, 2022

Books to Read This Month: August Edition

Can you believe it’s already August? Not too long ago we were trying to think of things to do for the summer and it now looks like fall is creeping ever so closer our way. Although it looks like the fall season is coming closer, it doesn’t stop the last month of Summer 2022 beingContinue reading “Books to Read This Month: August Edition”

The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Longlist

The 2022 longlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced today and there are a great selection of diverse reads for you to read! I had the privilege of being one of the judges (in the children’s category) to select the longlist and I am so excited to share this list with you.

Books to Read This Month: July Edition

It’s July, and the perfect way to beat the heat is to have something cool to read! (Sorry for the corny pun) But all wordplay and witticism aside, this is an exciting month! July is the start of excellent book releases for the rest of the year. But for right now, let’s focus on theContinue reading “Books to Read This Month: July Edition”

Author Talk with Janice Hallett

Calling all mystery fans and lovers! Get ready for an author talk that will be filled with intrigue and scintillating conversation! Next week, join me and my co-worker in conversation with Sunday Times bestselling author, Janice Hallett as we talk about her debut novel, The Appeal!

Book Review: Only On The Weekends by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover (UK: Paperpack) Pages: 560 pages (UK: 524 pages) Published:  May 24 , 2022 Publisher: Balzer + Bray (UK: Hodder Children’s Books) Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ Romance, Coming of Age, Novels in Verse

Author Talk with Dean Atta

Are you ready for a summer of author talks? I am part of the Bronx Anti-Prom Committee of the New York Public Library and we are having a series of exciting author interviews, leading up to the BIG EVENT, a dance party on August 5th! So kicking off with these author talks is an authorContinue reading “Author Talk with Dean Atta”