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The Better Half By Alli Frank & Asha Youmans Is Your Summer Must-Read!

And are we going to have to play twenty questions and end up late for our facials, or are you going to give it up easily to me this morning just like you did last night…? …I wanna know just how high that vanilla cone stacked up after a lifetime of chocolate.

Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie Is Coming To Hulu Via Onyx Collective

Candice Carty-Williams’ hit debut novel ☛QUEENIE [pub: Gallery/Scout Press] is not only being adapted into an eight-part series in the U.K., but the story of a Jamaican Brit whose career. relationships and mental health are all spiraling will also stream in the U.S.

Virtual Book Event: Well-Read Black Girl And Sara Elise Author Of A Recipe For More In Conversation

Catch “pleasure doula” Sara Elise, the author of ☛A RECIPE FOR MORE: INGREDIENTS FOR A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE AND EASE [pub: HarperCollins] in virtual conversation with Well-Read Black Girl for Mental Health Awareness Month on Instagram Live this Friday, May 19th at 1 p.m.

Vogue Interviews Tembae Denton-Hurst About Her Debut Novel Homebodies


I think it was important to show what happens behind the scenes, and how Black women in this industry who don’t fit the white, straight, thin ideal are being treated. I think people just see it as this very glamorous job, and in some ways it is,

Wildflower: A Memoir By Aurora James Is Out Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Celebrated fashion designer Aurora James just dropped her memoir ☛WILDFLOWER [pub: Crown Publishing] today. I caught the founder of the luxury brand Brother Vellies discussing her book with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America earlier today.

Book Review (Audio): Before I Let Go By Kennedy Ryan

We still had our three babies—Deja, Kassim and this place Grits. When we realized those were the only things holding us together, we knew it would be better to dissolve our marriage than to go on as what we had become. Well, I knew.

— Yasmen in Chapter 1


Good Morning America Book Club Picks Vanessa Walters’ The Nigerwife for May Selection

Major congratulations to author Vanessa Walters on GMA selecting her debut novel ☛THE NIGERWIFE [pub: Atria/Simon & Schuster] as their May book club pick. Oh, and while we’re raising our champagne flutes, keep ’em up high as we toast to this London native securing an HBO deal back in August for the story’s adaptation into a drama series before the first copy even landed on bookshelves.

Imani Perry Reveals Cover For Sing A Black Girl’s Song: The Unpublished Works of Ntozake Shange

The most amazing thing happened whilst scrolling through Instagram today, author Imani Perry revealed the gorgeous cover of her next book ☛SING A BLACK GIRL’S SONG: THE UNPUBLISHED WORKS OF NTOZAKE SHANGE [pub: Legacy Lit/Hachette] releasing on September 12, 2023. I’m pre-ordering it.

Author Kiley Reid Reveals Come & Get It Book Cover

Kiley Reid, author of the New York Times bestseller ☛SUCH A FUN AGE, just shared the cover of her next novel ☛COME & GET IT [pub: G.P. Putnam’s Sons]  on Instagram earlier today. Come & Get It drops early next year on January 9th and by the looks of things is a future book club selection of actress and avid reader Reese Witherspoon.

Rosewater By Liv Little Out Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

I wish I could remember which bookstagrammer first put me on to Liv Littles debut novel ☛ROSEWATER [pub: Get Lifted Books]. I can’t. Forgive me. Grateful nonetheless to add this “sensuous, urgent, and pulsating” queer love story to my immediate TBR list.