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Survival Instincts: A Novel By Jen Waite

My Insta homie Jen Waite, the author of one my favorite memoirs ☛A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING [pub: Plume] released her first novel, ☛SURVIVAL INSTINCTS [pub: Dutton] back on July 14th. So proud of her for weaving this suspenseful story of a daughter,

We Reading John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Or Nah?

Former Trump National Security Advisor, John Bolton‘s controversial book ☛THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED: A WHITE HOUSE MEMOIR [pub: Simon & Schuster] drops next Tuesday, June 22nd. Can’t front. The fact that the Trump administration is suing the author because they’re concerned [read: shook we’ll get confirmation of what we already know] the memoir may threaten national security is more than intriguing.

20th Anniversary of Sugar By Bernice L. McFadden

Novelist Bernice L. McFadden just announced on Instagram that the 20th anniversary edition of her acclaimed novel ☛SUGAR [pub: Plume] is re-releasing on June 22nd with a new foreward by actress Kimberly Elise. Can’t wait to re-read this latest edition. The original hardcover,

The Perfect Find By Tia Williams Lands At Netflix

ICYMI: Actress Gabrielle Union’s adaptation of Tia Williams’ juicy novel ☛THE PERFECT FIND [pub: Brown Girls Books] is coming to Netflix, ya’ll! I’m so excited about this feature directed by actress-filmmaker, plus Black & Sexy TV co-founder Numa Perrier and starring Union.

Gabrielle Union Options George M. Johnson’s Memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue

ICYMI: Actress Gabrielle Union‘s production company just optioned LGBTQIA activist George M. Johnson‘s memoir ☛ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE: A MEMOIR-MANIFESTO [pub: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)] for a television series. I love that this was announced during Pride month.

The Vanishing Half By Brit Bennett Is A Number One New York Times Best Seller

Let’s raise our best glasses for our good sis Brit Bennett‘s second novel ☛THE VANISHING HALF [pub: Riverhead] landing at the number one spot of the New York Times best sellers list. Thank you Brit for providing us with some much needed good news during this unprecedented time of civil unrest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiny Imperfections By Alli Frank And Asha Yourmans

Debut authors and real life friends, Alli Frank and Asha Yourman‘s ☛TINY IMPERPECTIONS [pub: G.P. Putnam’s Sons] is not just one of this summer’s must-reads, it is also my favorite read of Quarantine 2020. I was transported  and transfixed by the locations and lives of my new besties: Josie—the beautiful,

Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo

National-Book-award-winning author, Elizabeth  Acevedo just released her third YA novel  ☛CLAP WHEN YOU LAND [pub: Quill Tree Books].  Absolutely judging this book by its gorgeous cover and fly-ass title. Also, adding this story of two sisters living in different countries, who know nothing of each other until after their father dies,

Update: André Leon Tally’s Memoir Is Not Just About Anna Wintour

Former Vogue editor, André Leon Tally‘s upcoming memoir ☛THE CHIFFON TRENCHES [pub: Ballentine Books] peppered the news earlier this week mostly due to sensationalized snippets posted on dailymail.com highlighting the end of his friendship with Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

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