Happiest of pub days to Candice Carty-Williams! The Jamaican Brit’s debut novel ☛QUEENIE[pub: Gallery/Scout Press] drops in the U.S. today.
Per Simon & Schuster:
Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.
Read, or um, hopefully re-read James Baldwin’s ☛IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK [pub: Vintage International] before the film releases in theaters nationwide on November 30th. While I don’t remember the age, grade or even the year, I first read Beale Street, I will never forget the taste of bittersweetness that lingered after I finished it.
Congratulations to Mashonda Tifrere. The mother of one, author and singer’s book ☛BLEND: THE SECRET TO CO-PARENTING AND CREATING A BALANCED FAMILY [pub:TarcherPerigee] drops today. Her ex-husband and son’s father, music producer Swizz Beatz wrote a chapter and his current wife singer/songwriter Alicia Keys penned the foreward.
Can’t front. Saw this fly-ass book cover ☛QUEENIE[pub: Gallery/Scout Press] floating around Instagram and immediately followed author Candice Carty-Williams on Twitter and Insta. Did some digging and learned that the Jamaican British writer landed a six-figure deal for her debut novel.
Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman‘s second cookbook ☛CRAVINGS: HUNGRY FOR MORE[pub: Clarkson Potter] dropped yesterday. I caught the hilarious mom of two promoting her latest work on Good Morning America. While the Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake looked a lil’
Ibi Zoboi‘s second young adult novel ☛PRIDE [pub: Balzer + Bray] drops today. Issa contemporary Brooklyn-based remix of Jane Austen’s classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Zoboi’s first YA novel AMERICAN STREET was a 2017 National Book Award finalist.