• Review

    ON THE COME UP|| Angie Thomas

    Let me just start off by saying I STAN A QUEEN!! Good heavens, I’m not even sure when the last time I was so madly in love with someone I didn’t know was. Here’s the thing about Angie – (lol I can myself with the first names sometimes), her writing is relatable. Sometimes contemporary is pitched above our heads – but then there are times when true craftsmanship can make today’s ailments matter through literature. I do believe we’ve been blessed with such a talent in Angie. Did I mention how hard I Stan??!! Okay, okay. Into the book ALSO KNOWN AS my very first EVER ARC! I definitely did…

  • Discussion

    My favourite book of 2018

    I could wax lyrical about Angie Thomas’s debut novel The Hate U Give (T.H.U.G.) inspired by the #blacklivesmatter movement. I could literally use every word possible to convey just how deeply moving this tale is – if I knew all the words possible, hahaha. Something about this book stained my soul. This is why we read. To be torn apart so we can be made anew with each story we read. This is how we assess great stories, they not only change us, they don’t just recreate us but they break us and they cling. Sometimes they cling so intimately to even try and articulate them to someone else is…