Current Reads #40

Hey, homies! Once again it’s Current Reads time! I’m not even going to lie… June hasn’t been the best reading month for a sista. I had to DNF a book yesterday, and there have been a few just okay reads to deal with. I’ll share more about these books in my Finished Reads: June Wrap-Up. For now though, let’s get into these new reads.

forever Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid- I started this book a few days ago. Ms. Jenkins Reid is the author of one of my fav novels, and it was my best read of 2018 (The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo), so I decided to get into more of her work. Forever Interrupted is interesting in the fact that a bomb was dropped in the very beginning of the book. I mean this event was even mentioned in the synopsis. Elise Porter meets- and eventually marries, the love of her life only to lose him nine days later (again, not a spoiler because this tidbit was in the synopsis). The novel is about Elise and how she copes with loss, but we also get to see her love story with Ben unfold through flashback chapters.

i almostI Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan- Ms. McMillan is an iconic author, and I worship at her altar! Seriously though, she is who I look to for help when it comes to my writing. I also adore the hell out of her work. She’s everything!

“In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life–great friends, family, and successful career–aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.”

I hope that this novel really inspires me, as well as keeping me entertained. 🙂

That’s it! Thanks so much for checking out my post! Feel free to share what you guys are reading in the comments below. Happy Reading, homies!

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Current Reads #39

Hi, homies! Hope everyone is having a blessed and lovely day, or evening. I have three books to share with you that I’m currently reading. So, let’s get this bookish party started, y’all!

laLa Douleur Exquise by J.R. Rogue- I’ve lost count on my inventory of Ms. Rogue’s work. Here’s the description for La Douleur Exquise. “What happens when you meet your soul mate at the wrong time? What happens when you meet your soul mate but you aren’t theirs?”

I already know that this collection will straight up slay me!

elEl Pecador (Saint-Sinner #2) by M. Robinson- This is the second of the Saint-Sinner duet. The first book- El Santo, ended on a cliffhanger that left me swearing like a sailor. I. Was. Shook. I’m hoping that all my questions will be answered in El Pecador.

boneBone Music (Burning Girl #1) by Christopher Rice- I watched a review of this book on BookTube. And of course I was forced to buy Bone Music based on the awesome review. The novel is about a woman who spent the first seven years of her life raised by serial killers- a twisted couple from hell I’m guessing.

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Current Reads #38

Hey, homies! So thankful to be able to share with you my Current Reads. May has been a boss reading month so far. Hopefully the trend will continue. I have one novel, and one poetry collection to share with you. Let’s get started.

love Love, in English by Karina Halle- I haven’t ready anything by Ms. Halle in awhile, so I had right that wrong. Lol. I love her work. She’s a bossome writer. I’ve never been disappointed by any of her novels. Here’s the synopsis for Love, in English.

“To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.”

Yass for that unexpected kind of love! 🙂

anchorsAnchors & Vacancies by Kat Savage- I enjoyed the poetry collection by Ms. Savage that I read awhile back, and decided to pick this one up. My goal is to own all of her collections because she’s fucking dope. Seriously.

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Current Reads #37

Hi, homies! I’m here to share the books that I’m currently reading. Let’s get started!

it endsIt Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover- According to some of the BookTubers I watch, this novel is best experienced without knowing too much. This is a romance with something extra I’m assuming. We’ll see how it goes.

letters Letters To The Moon: Poems by J.R. Rogue- Ms. Rogue’s poetry has the power to set souls on fire. The woman is deep as hell, y’all. I’ve loved every poetry collection of hers that I’ve read. This collection includes custom poems that she created for others. How cool is that? 🙂

d-cityD-City Underworld: Zontae’s Revenge by Annitia L. Jackson- When I heard there was an author writing cleverly-written urban/paranormal fiction, well, let’s just say I lost it! I love seeing women of color write outside the box that others put them-us (proud writer over here), in. This novel features a family running the underworld. Sounds hella good!

Please share with a sista what you guys are reading. I would love to know!

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Current Reads #36

Hi! Welcome to another edition of Current Reads! Last month was a pretty mediocre reading month, so I’m hoping that May will deliver me from the land of the reading slump. Lol. Let’s get started!

PrettyPretty Girls by Karin Slaughter- Usually a sista doesn’t like to read two books of the same genre, at the same time- I’m still reading Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes. However, I had to make an exception because the synopsis of this novel had me pulling out my debit card with a quickness!

“In this electrifying new stand-alone thriller, New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter—’one of the best crime novelists in America’ (The Washington Post)—delivers a chilling jolt of suspense. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.”

I’m so shook over this! Lol.

milk Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur- I won a copy of this poetry collection, and was so excited to receive it in the mail. I found several quotes from this poet on Pinterest and fell in love with her words. So far I’m digging Milk and Honey.

That’s it! I would love to know what my homies are currently reading. Let me know down in the comments.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #35

Here’s the first Current Reads post for the new month, and I’m hyped! Yeah, April sucked, but I have a feeling that May will be a bossome reading month. Let’s get started!

IvieDearest Ivie by J.R. Ward- The Black Dagger Brotherhood series used to rule my universe. I couldn’t get enough of these books. Sadly, things have definitely change. I started feeling a disconnect from the series awhile back, which has completely shattered my heart. Dearest Ivie is a novella set in the world of the BDB, which I’m here for. Here’s the synopsis.

“The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing. Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .”

I’m hoping this is a winner.

human Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes- Ms. Haynes writes incredible psychological thrillers. I bought this book awhile back, and can’t wait to dive in. Here’s the synopsis.

“Annabel, a police analyst, is shocked when she discovers her neighbor’s decomposing body in the house next door. And she’s appalled to think that no one noticed her absence. Back at work, she sets out on her own to investigate, and finds that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.”

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Cheers, homies! Happy Reading!

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Current Reads #34

Can you believe it’s April?! This year is flying by! It’s Current Reads time and I’m excited to share these books with you.

CrimsonCrimson Bird by L.B. Keen- This book combines Interracial and Paranormal romance, which I’m all about. Here’s a little sumthin’ sumthin’ from the synopsis.

“Bird, a Damphir bought once she completed training, lives her life with the Wellings Noble family never completely accepted, and never fully rejected. Living a half existence, thinking that every Damphir is living the same existence as she. She endures, and takes each day one by one. Finding herself the prize at a card game, Bird is dragged into a world far more decadent world then she ever thought possible. Desired for her looks, she will be offered a chance of freedom, for a small price…she must seduce the First Prince and dash his heart against the cold stones of the palace.”

Doesn’t this sound bossome?!

childrenChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi- Lawd!!!!! This novel has been heavily hyped, and I heard that it lives up to it.

“Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.  But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.”

I’m hardcore excited for this!!!!

That’s it! Thanks for checking out my post. Let me know what you’re currently reading.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #33

Heyyyyy! It’s time once again to share my Current Reads with you guys. I have been reading like a hardcore fiend this month. I swear I’ve been gorging on books like I was at a buffet or something. Lol. I finished four or five books last week alone… granted three of those books were poetry collections, but still. Anyhoo, let’s get into these new books.

nightingaleThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah- This book has been so hyped! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile. After watching countless (spoiler free) reviews on BookTube, I decided that this book had to come home with me. The novel takes place in France during World War II. The main protagonists are sisters who have had a strained relationship, but have to stick together through the turmoil unfolding around them.

whatWhat He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner- I bought this book the day it came out. This is the second work I’ve checked out by Ms. Steiner. From what I understand What He Doesn’t Know is about a woman who reconnects with a past love or something, but she’s already married! Ooh, scandalous!!!

nurse The Nurse by Amy Cross- I was craving some horror and picked this from my kindle library. Here’s the synopsis. “When Rachel moves to a new house with her mother, she immediately realizes that something isn’t quite right. Although she’s blind, Rachel can tell that the stories about the house’s past don’t add up. And slowly, she starts to worry that someone or something from that past might still be around. Soon, Rachel learns the story of the house’s previous occupant, a troubled nurse who spent every waking moment caring for a sick old man. The nurse eventually lost her mind, resulting in a series of horrific murders, but have the events of that awful time truly been left behind? Or is something stirring in the night, something that only Rachel seems to notice?”

That’s it for this edition of Current Reads. Let me know what you guys are currently reading in the comments. Until next time…

Cheers, homies!!

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Current Reads #32

It’s time to get into my Current Reads! 2018 is such a dope reading year so far! I’ve had some duds, but most of the books I’ve read have been pretty amazing. I hope this trend continues.

heroHero by Lauren Rowe- Hero is a contemporary romance about a firefighter who is badly injured, and the physical therapist who brings him back from the brink. This is my first time reading a romance novel that features a first responder. So far I’m digging it!

the skin The Skin Above My Knee by Marcia Butler- Memoirs are everything! I really enjoy learning about how others create, or overcome their issues. I read about this memoir on Buzzfeed Books, and it sounded like my kind of read. “The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her.”

one hundredOne Hundred Breaths Later by Haley Stumbo- Amazon suggested this poetry collection to me. “Taken straight from the journals these poetic memoirs came from, One Hundred Breaths Later is a collection of love, loss, guilt, strength, and what it feels like to be vulnerable in a world that is resilient.”

nejmaNejma by Nayyirah Waheed- I’ve heard amazing things about this poet. I bought this collection with a quickness! I can’t wait to really dig in.

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Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #31

Hi, homies! It’s Sunday March, 11, and I’m listening to a little Sade as I write this Current Reads post. I hope everyone is having a blessed weekend filled with great books. I’m reading four books at the moment, but two of them are poetry collections. Usually, I’m always reading a physical book, and an e-book simultaneously. This week I guess I’m a tad bit greedy. Does anyone else ever read more than one book at the same time? Let me know in the comments. Let’s get into these new books of mine.

auditionAudition by Ryu Murakami- Audition is a Japanese thriller with a reputation for not afraid to go there. I’ve been wanting to read this novel for the longest! The story is about a widower who holds a fake audition to find a new wife. The woman he “casts” is seemingly perfect, but homegurl has some issues. I just started the book last night. So far I’m digging it.

storiesSecrets We Told The City by J.R. Rogue and Kat Savage- I just finished a poetry collection by Ms. Rogue, and loved the hell out of it! Amazon suggested this collection by Ms. Rogue, and another new to me poet, Kat Savage. The theme for this collection is love in the big city.

hopeI Hope This Reaches Her in Time by R.H. Sin- Amazon is always making me spend money! This was another suggestion from them. I’m always down to discover new poets. I have a feeling that I will really love this new find.

thenThen There Was You by Claire Contreras- I loves me a second chance romance! Lately I’ve been really into them. As soon as I read the synopsis for this one, I knew I had to buy it.

“Love and the right timing were two things I didn’t believe in. Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together. Timing was never on our side. My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend. My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her. My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn’t built to withstand the winds coming in our direction. Love and timing. I didn’t believe in either. Then there was you . . .”

Yass! I’m so here for all of this goodness!

Thanks for checking out my post! Let me know what you’re reading. Until next time…

Cheers, homies!

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