This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, I might make a very small commission. This helps me directly fund my blog. It is no secret around here that I absolutely loved Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. It was just such a … Continue reading
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A Review of “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois”: Race, gender, and the pecan tree that watches it all
Nations are fiction. The U.S. is fiction. Australia, my home country, is fiction. The stories that are celebrated and told about these nations do not speak to the true history of these lands. They begin at an arbitrary point, picked by and for white supremacy. They are stories told over and over again, like water over stone. They are stories about collective groups that change and form over time. But they are just that – stories. Continue reading
5 Great Books About Mental Health – because therapy isn’t cheap!
We are in the third year of a pandemic. Everyone is going through something right now. Some people are doing better than others, and how well someone is doing right now can be affected by a lot of things. Money, job and housing security, intimate relationships, friendships and support safety nets differ from person to person. Continue reading
“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju
Bola Juju is an American author and this is her first collection of poems. Bound2Books is no stranger to poetry. I love to read poetry books, I love to talk about poetry, and I feel like it is extremely important to celebrate and keep poetry alive and in conversation in the contemporary world. Juju’s collection … Continue reading
“On The Come Up” Review: a close look at racial tensions and gang violence in Angie Thomas’ new novel
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. On The Come Up is Angie Thomas’ second novel. Her first, The Hate U Give, was a runaway success and was also adapted for film. Thomas’ first novel was amazing and the … Continue reading
A practical guide to feminism: a review of “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. As an avid reader of feminist literature, a student of feminist theory, and general lover of feminism, I have read a lot of books that talk about gender, race, class, xenophobia, and … Continue reading
Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Michelle Obama’s memoir is a bestseller for all the right reasons. Regardless of your political affiliations and opinions, this book reflects a new era in politics. The lines between politicians and the … Continue reading
Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?
The wait is over! Goodreads has announced its winners for 2018, which also marks the ten-year anniversary of the book awards. Readers get the chance to vote for their favourite books based on different popular categories like fiction, sci-fi, and Romance. It is basically the Oscars for books. This year, Goodreads recorded over five million … Continue reading
Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This is the most important book for American literature in 2017. In fact, I … Continue reading
Reading Colour: a review of Toni Morrison’s “God Help The Child”
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The first book I ever from Toni Morrison was The Bluest Eye. It has stayed with me since I first opened its pages and it still has a special place in my … Continue reading
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