Lockdown Books and Chill (Black Female Edition)

So it is week 2 of the lockdown, how is everyone doing?

I have come to give you a book guide of what books to be reading this quarantine season as I hope the majority of are staying at home.

So let’s get into it (in no particular order)

  1. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

I love this book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I know everyone can relate to a Queenie or know a Queenie themselves. This book has everything, love, family, relationships, and self-love. Queenie is such a great character and her story has you wanting to read right to the end.

  1. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

As this series, is out now on BBC iPlayer, it is only right to read the original book. I remember reading this in my teens and it was brilliant. Such a great book about black and white dystopia, politics, power, love and this is a series of book so it is highly recommended.

  1. The Power Book by Nissy Tee

A famous and beautiful content creator Nissy Tee has created her own book. A e-book all about reclaiming your power and being a straight boss. I think in these times, we need to be remember that we are powerful and we should be ready to get what is ours. It is under £10 and I am sure it is a book you can read time and time again when you need to level up,

  1. Slay in your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene

The title says it all. This is a guide to life from a range of black British woman from all backgrounds. I am half way through this and it is inspiring and it does prepare you for the wins and losses of being a black female in Britain today from dating, being black in the workplace to education. Wonderful book and a great present!

  1. Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

As black female, we know how hair can be such a personal topic usually with social and racial significance. This books delves into the race, tradition, culture, politics of black hair in today’s society. I still can’t see what grows from your head becomes a problem for other races but that is the society we live in today. Great read.

  1. Heart and Hustle: Use your passion. Build your brand. Achieve your dreams by Patricia Bright

The famous YouTuber Patricia Bright has written a book about building her brand. She is a brilliant YouTube with over a million subscribers and have been in the game for a long time, so she knows about building the brand. It is all about Patricia’s selflessness and transparency of building a brand and how to get to the top.

  1. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History/Little Leaders: Bold Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

These books are for the kids and dem. This book goes through black male and females in history from Stormzy to Madame CJ Walker to Usain Bolt to Mae Jemison. It is great for our little ones to know about their history so this is a great book for the pre-teens and the youngest little ones.

  1. Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

An undercover gay with a sprinkling of ackee and saltfish yes please. Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo book is about an older Caribbean man who leads 2 separate lives. A married one and homosexual one. I have already put my book in my Amazon basket as it looks like an interesting read.

  1. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This book brings the story of both Korede and Ayoola and one sister’s murderous ways. When a sister falls in love with the other sisters crush, will he end up dead? It is a gripping read, the relationship with the sisters and their family dynamic and love is exciting. Also the cover is goals.

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This book is a West African fantasy readers dream, it tells the story of Orisha and the character Zelie and how she fights and manages through a mysterious place. I’ve heard nothing but great reviews about this book and there is a sequel so get reading!

There are so many books from black female authors, I can choose from such as I am not your baby mother by Candice Braithwaite, Daughters of Nri by Reni Kamayo, Taking up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi so pick your favourites during this lockdown season and get reading.

Nothing is better than escaping into a book!

Any recommendations?

Peace until next time

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