Tuesday, February 19, 2019
by Upile Chisala
Publish Date: February 26, 2019
Andrews McMeel Publishing
This beautiful poetry collection is about self-love, power, depression, relationships, and understanding. It is geared toward women and perhaps teens or young adults of color. The words Chisala chooses are as beautiful as the ideas she aims to express. I recommend this book for poetry lovers. I suspect readers of color will find themselves seen and heard on these pages, and white readers can see the need for inclusive and “own voices” writing.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Your Tarot Court
by Ethony Dawn
Publish date: May 8, 2019
Wow! I had no idea there was so much to say (or in my case, learn) about the court cards. This book was really insightful in explaining the characteristics, archetypes, and values of each of the court cards. I liked that Dawn provided specific information about each card in all sorts of contexts, and she included spreads that I have never seen before. This was a surprising and fun find. I may buy a hard copy to keep with my cards so I can refer back to it easily.
Friday, February 15, 2019
by Anissa Gray
Publish date: February 19, 2019
Berkley Publishing Group
I finished this book three days ago and I am still thinking about it. The storytelling is somewhat fragmented, but that matches how the characters' lives are fragmented. In the beginning there were a number of characters to keep straight; this is something I struggle with, so I made a list. I can't decide if this book tries to tell too many stories or if the gravity of all the situations bring a necessary weight to the family. In any case, I liked reading about the various plights of these grown sisters and their loved ones.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
by Amanda Torroni
Publish date: February 12, 2019
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Torroni sticks well to the notion of stargazing throughout this poem collection. As she ponders topics of love, sometimes writing to the loved one, she returns to imagery of the cosmos, of lightness and darkness. She writes about mental health in nature metaphors. Not all of this poetry is as straightforward as that of Lang Leav, for example, but it is worth the energy to sit with it.
Friday, February 1, 2019
by Donna K. Maltese
Publish Date: March 1, 2019
This is a decent devotional, with 180 undated entries. It is easy to read, though not very detailed. These are good for a super-quick hit read. If you want something more robust, skip this one.
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