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.

Thanks for checking out my post. What are you currently reading? I would love to know!

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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.”

Thanks so much for checking out my post. Until next time…

Cheers, homies! Happy Reading!

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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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Current Reads #29

     I have quite a few books that I’m currently reading, so let’s just get into the goods. 🙂
     liseyLisey’s Story by Stephen King- As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, 2018 is the year of the King! I’m reading all the books by Uncle Stevie, that I hadn’t had a chance to check out. Lisey’s Story is Uncle Stevie’s version of a love story. It’s about a widow who has to deal with the demons that her late husband battled. #Intrigued
     evetteLove Poems I Found In My Closet by Evette Blue- Poetry is my jam! And poems dealing with the complexities of love… those are the best kind!! This collection came highly recommended. And I’m LOVING Ms. Blue’s work so far.
    Traveling Traveling Light by Vickie Johnstone- Another poetry collection because I’m just in that mood. This deals with the subject of searching; something we all can relate to.
    jemJem and the Holograms Vol. 1: Showtime by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell- I was feeling nostalgic, and was in the mood to read a comic. I adored Jem when I was little! I had all the dolls, and you better believe I was obsessed with the show. I’m really hyped for this. Yass!
     Thanks for checking out this post. And please let me know what you’re reading.
     Cheers, homies!
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Current Reads #27

Time for my Current Reads! I pray that 2018 continues to be a bossome reading year for me. Reading is a MAJOR part of my self-care routine, so I hope I discover more gems and less duds. Let’s get started.

bornBorn This Way by Tammy Ferebee- “Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce. An unlikely virtual friendship between Joseph and Bruce grows into something more, leading to a seemingly fated meeting. Joseph’s future suddenly looks brighter than ever, but no one could’ve ever predicted what would transpire after the two finally meet.”

Doesn’t this sound fucking amazing?!?!?!

I received an ARC of this novella, and started reading it last night. I’m really digging it. y’all. I’m a fan of Ms. Ferebee’s work. She’s an incredible indie author who can write her ass off. No disrespect, but it’s the truth!

blackbirdsThe Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey- Because I’m still reading Duma Key by Stephen King, I’ll be starting this novel as soon as I’m done with Born This Way.

Before I say anything else, check out the cover of this novel!! It’s everything! The Blackbirds is the tale of four best friends, with a deep bond. “As the women try to overcome— or give into— their impulses, they find not only themselves tested, but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.”

EJD can do no wrong, so I know this novel is straight fireworks!

Thanks for checking out my post! Please share your current reads in the comments.

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #24

Happy New Year! It is my hope that 2018 is a bossome year for the followers- aka “homies” of my blog. I’m totally ready for what will be an amazing year. I’m claiming that shit right now! 🙂 Anyhoo, I’m also predicting that 2018 will be an incredible reading year. I’m thrilled beyond fucking reason for all the books that will rock my world in 2018. Reading is my escapism and I tend to overdose on it.

I will be giving mini reviews of my Current Reads in my Finished Reads posts, which will be shared at the end of every month. Basically, those are my book wrap-up posts.

Enough of me running my mouth. Let’s get into these Current Reads!

Saga Saga: Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn- Goodreads synopsis: “Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the world. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.”

I’ve been wanting to get into graphic novels, and apparently this is the best place to start.

SleepingSleeping With Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey- This New York Times Bestseller is about a hitman, named Gideon who is on his way to London for a job. I’m a huge fan of EJD’s work, and one of my reading goals is to read the Gideon Series, finally.

IntensityIntensity by Dean Koontz- I’ve been told that this is one of the best suspenseful novels that I’ll ever read. We shall see! A woman visiting the home of her best friend’s family, is introduced to evil personified. So far Intensity is definitely giving me everything I need in a novel.

Thanks for checking out my post! Please share in the comments what you’re reading.

Cheers, homies!

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