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Such a Fun Age

By Kiley Reid, A novel examining "woke" racism and privilege

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid came out in late 2019 with some pretty solid buzz, but some mixed reviews. I’ve seen people who loved it, but others have had really lukewarm reactions. So, I was curious to see for myself, but it’s been low on my list of priorities. However, I came across …

              

The Vanishing Half

By Brit Bennett, A story about two twins living divergent lives

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett was on a lot of lists for highly anticipated books for 2020, but now it’s been picked up for an HBO limited series in a 7-figure deal. I really enjoyed this book, and I think it would be so fantastic as a television series, so I’m looking forward to …

                       

The Nickel Boys

By Colson Whitehead, A descent into the horrors of a reform school in Jim Crow-era America

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (to be released July 16, 2019) has been one of my most anticipated books of this year. With its lean profile running just over 200 pages and bold red cover, it tells a harrowing story about two boys in a reform school in Jim Crow-era America. Plot Summary Also …

                          

Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng, An empathetically-told story of a family trying to make sense of a tragedy

Everything I Never Told You is Celeste Ng’s debut novel. It’s a slim book about a family struggling to make sense of the death of their daughter, Lydia. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. In Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a teenage girl …