What You Should Read

You Should Read: Romances by Black authors!

February 16, 2021 Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall Season 2 Episode 7
What You Should Read
You Should Read: Romances by Black authors!
Show Notes

Happy Valentine's Day, Should-Heads! In today's episode, we talk about love--and specifically love stories by Black authors. We also discuss that Slate article and the Netflix documentary we can't stop thinking about.

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Book news: 

Slate article on Bridgerton novels (it'll just make you mad): https://slate.com/culture/2021/02/bridgerton-books-review-first-time-romance-duke-and-i.html 

Rachael Reads on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYcyAEteFiL-sLHZVLX6nw
Bachelor Nation reading challenge:       https://www.instagram.com/p/CJl3uDVJmuc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Tis the Damn Readathon (Taylor Swift challenge):  https://twitter.com/damnreadathon 

Links mentioned:

Out of Print shirt https://outofprint.com/collections/frederick-douglass
Mina Reads: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMNrAmbO7lmiGdFK0PWkBwA
Ashley at Bookish Realm: https://www.youtube.com/user/bookishrealmCurrently Reading:
Julia: The Four Winds (Kristin Hannah)
Kelly: Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam (Jake Anderson)
Rachael: Never Far Away (Michael Koryta) and The Kindest Lie (Nancy Johnson)


Recent Acquisitions:


Julia: https://bookbeau.com/collections/po15/products/copy-of-anatomical-heart 
Kelly: The Gilded Ones (Namina Forna), Black Widows (Cate Quinn) and The Book of Delights (Ross Gay)
Rachael: The Poppy War (R.F. Kuang) and The Gilded Ones (Namina Forna)

Romance Recs:
Julia: The Boyfriend Project (Farrah Rochon) and the Grip Trilogy (Kennedy Ryan)
Kelly: Bingo Love (Tee Franklin) and Honey Girl (Morgan Rogers)
Rachael: Reluctant Royals series (Alyssa Cole) and Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert)


Other Books Mentioned: Legendborn (Tracy Deonn), Hidden Sins (Selena Montgomery), Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Emmanuel Acho) and Five Days (Wes Moore and Erica L. Green).

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Don't forget about our next book club! We're discussing Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro! It comes out on March 2 and you can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for this one--and its special guest!

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