Bookish Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed Lately (End of June, Early July)

Oh goodness. It’s my third week doing weekly roundup, and of course, I didn’t get around to posting this. I had a busy holiday weekend, and now it’s Tuesday, but that’s OK. Here are a few blog posts I’ve enjoyed over the past two weeks.

Book Reviews

  • Zezee with Books – The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris: In this book review, blogger Zezee shares her thoughts on this book that has gotten more attention recently. I knew about this book from being part of the Book of the Month’s library and even considered it, but after reading its description, I didn’t think it was right for me. Glad Zezee agrees with me. She says that the book has been overhyped, dragged on, and lacked substance in its characters. She says she almost stopped reading it but continued for her book club. I’ll save my time (and money) and skip this one.
  • What’s Nonfiction – Two Mysteries: What Happened to Paula and Atlantis Black: This blog post features two book reviews of true mysteries involving young women disappearing. This is the sort of thing I hate to say that I tend to read/watch because it’s so intriguing and I just want to know what happened to them! In What Happened to Paula, a young girl goes missing but her body is discovered a few months later although the cause of death is never determined. The author of the book is Katherine Dykstra, a writer and teacher who was asked by her mother-in-law – who had gathered a lot of information about the case – to take a look and see if there was anything she could find. The book delves into the case but also has memoir elements that did not work well with the book. The Book of Atlantis Black has some similar elements in the case. A woman’s body is found and her death remains a mystery.
  • Book Book Owl – This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron: This book review grabbed my attention because of the lovely cover art featuring a young woman of color and lots of flowers. I LOVE flowers and thought I’d read about this book even though I had never heard of it or the author before. Despite not being a huge fan of mythological novels, blogger Jen gave this book five stars and said that the story was so unique and intriguing, it kept her reading! She also said that this book has a healthy relationship between the main character and her parents, which I agree, is something more YA novels need. I’ll have to add this book to my TBR list! Check out this blog post if this book interests you!

Miscellaneous

Well, that completes my list! If you have heard of any of the books mentioned in these blog posts, let me know what you thought of them. As always, I really appreciate you reading!

9 thoughts on “Bookish Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed Lately (End of June, Early July)”

  1. Thank you for these great links. I read and enjoyed “The Other Black Girl” a couple of months ago – here’s my review if you’re interested: https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/book-review-zakiya-dalila-harris-the-other-black-girl/ I have read a few other reviews which have agreed it’s rushed and a bit odd and not the thriller/horror it’s made out to be, but I had only read reviews by other White readers so I was very glad to read this blogger’s perspective, thank you. And found another great blog to follow!

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