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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Imani Perry Reveals Cover For Sing A Black Girl’s Song: The Unpublished Works of Ntozake Shange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through Instagram today, author Imani Perry revealed the gorgeous cover of her next book ☛SING A BLACK GIRL’S SONG: THE UNPUBLISHED WORKS OF NTOZAKE SHANGE [pub: Legacy Lit/Hachette] releasing on September 12, 2023.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.

Kennedy Ryan’s Before I Let Go In Development at Peacock With Malcolm Lee, Debra M. Chase and John Legend

Break out the bubbly ’cause Kennedy Ryan’s second-chance romance novel  ☛BEFORE I LET GO [pub: Forever/Grand Central Publishing] is in development at Peacock with some major heavy hitters involved. According to Deadline,  Malcolm Lee (The Best Man: The Final Chapters,

Book Review (Audio): The Creative Act: A Way Of Being By Rick Rubin

Nothing in this book is known to be true. It’s a reflection on what I’ve noticed. Not facts, so much as thoughts. Some ideas may resonate. Others may not. A few may awaken an inner knowing you forgot you had. Use what’s helpful. Let go of the rest.

Book Review: Blue Like Me By Aaron Philip Clark

Like what’s the point of me knowing a private eye?

I need dirt…

No, you need a new boyfriend.

—Private Investigator, Trevor ‘Finn’ Finnegan and Legal Assistant, Kimber/Chapter 2


Full disclosure: I just finished reading Aaron Philip Clark’s latest novel ☛BLUE LIKE ME [pub: Thomas &

Viola Davis’ Memoir: Finding Me Out Today! Netflix’s Oprah + Viola Interview

When I read this book, something happened inside me… I thought, ‘Wow! What a wonder. What an incredible life that you have manifested for yourself.’

—Oprah Winfrey on Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event

Viola Davis and Oprah Winfrey courtesy of Netflix

As if Emmy,

Molly Shannon’s Memoir Hello, Molly! Is A New York Times Bestseller

Comedian Molly Shannon is adding New York Times bestselling author to the top of her bio with the release of her “introspective, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious” memoir ☛HELLO, MOLLY! [pub: Ecco], which dropped two weeks ago. The Saturday Night Live alum co-wrote the “equal parts funny and touching” book with writer Sean Wilsey.

Audio Book Review: Feeding the Soul By Tabitha Brown

We cook by the spirit… If you need an exact recipe every time you cook, you don’t trust yourself. Let’s trust ourselves.

—Tabitha Brown in A Note From Tab