I added Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson to my TBR because I saw it on either her Twitter or her Instagram. Simple enough reason. Anderson has been on my list of YA authors to watch since I read Speak early in my teaching career. Melinda, the protagonist from Speak, spoke to me. And in turn, … More Shout | Sticky Note Reviews
I’ve had a few people tell me of late that I should turn Sticky Note Reviews into a meme. Or a challenge. And, well, I just don’t know. I’m a black queer blogger who reads and reviews primarily books by marginalized voices. As such, I’m not super popular. And that’s fine. I don’t need to … More Sticky Note Reviews as a Meme?
I was on a print book hiatus when Internment came off of hold at the library. I felt that it was too important a topic to sleep on (both literally and figuratively) so I read it during my commute to and from work for a week (rest assured that I wasn’t driving). Click through to see what I thought. … More Internment | Sticky Note Reviews
Representation matters. I totally stan for a collection of stories about Black teens living their lives and trying to figure it all out. … More Black Enough | Sticky Note Reviews
George is the story of a fourth grade trans girl as she navigates school, her identity, and auditioning for Charlotte’s Web … More George | Sticky Note Reviews
On a whim, I picked up the graphic adaptation of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It was fabulous. Click through to find out why. … More Speak (GN) | Sticky Note Reviews
Please excuse the fact that everything is backwards in my photo. I didn’t manage to catch it before I posted it. I also managed to leave this post in my queue and not post it, even though I finished On the Come Up a few days after it was released. On the morning On the … More On the Come Up | Sticky Note Reviews
I picked up A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi because I loved the Shatter Me series. I didn’t know that this one wasn’t fantasy when I checked it out from the library, but honestly, that didn’t matter. I’m always here for a good contemporary novel. Even one as heartbreaking as this one.
I’ve been adamantly against romance novels, professing they weren’t for me. I think it had more to do with not seeing myself represented in the romance novels that people were talking about. When my friend sent me the cover of Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole, I was immediately intrigued. I definitely read it … More Once Ghosted, Twice Shy | Sticky Note Reviews
T and I are sometimes find it challenging to find an audiobook that we’ll both enjoy. I’m not sure which of the two of us found Mirage by Sonaiya Daud, but I’m happy we did. In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was … More Mirage | Sticky Note Reviews