Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: The Water DancerAuthor: Ta-Nehisi CoatesRating: ★★★Summary: Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother is sold away, Hiram is robbed of all memory of her—but gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency … Continue reading Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Top Ten: Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was top ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them, but I tweaked it slightly to include things I actually learned or did rather than things about which I got curious or still want … Continue reading Top Ten: Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn

Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was my most anticipated releases for the second half (July through December) of 2016. Yay new books! I am also very excited about Roxane Gay's new memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors. … Continue reading Top Ten: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Title: Between the World and MeAuthor: Ta-Nehisi CoatesRating: ★★★★Summary: Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. Beautifully woven … Continue reading Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates