6 February 2022 Books On My Radar

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past–a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.

I’ve been hearing great things about this one and I’m excited to read it later this month with Literary League (side note, if you’re in NYC and interested in joining our book club chapter, check out this link!).

Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students–a situation that becomes more complicated when she herself develops an obsession of her own…

This cover is eye catching for sure! I heard Gabby and Megan talking about it on a recent episode of And Her Books pod. And also Michelle posted a rave review recently, and I 100% trust her book taste, so now I really feel like I need to read this book.

Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow

From bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow comes a new adult social horror novel in the vein of Get Out meets My Sister, the Serial Killer, about Farrah, a young, calculating Black girl who manipulates her way into the lives of her Black best friend’s white, wealthy, adoptive family but soon suspects she may not be the only one with ulterior motives. . . .

I’ve wanted to read some of Bethany C. Morrow’s work for a while. Her latest novel sounds so interesting and even though I don’t read a ton of horror, I’m very intrigued by this one.

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James

In Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. In Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him.

I have not read anything by Marlon James yet, so I need to fix that! I remember hearing about this series when the first book came out and now the sequel will be published this month. It sounds like an epic fantasy series and this is my reminder to read the first book in the series.

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

A clever and steamy queer romantic comedy about taking chances and accepting love–with all its complications–by debut author Ashley Herring Blake.

Ok, so the cover of this book is so cute and that’s what initially drew me in! Then I read the premise and it sounds like such a fun book. I haven’t seen any reviews of this one yet, but that kind of makes me even more curious about it.

Fake by Erica Katz

From the author of The Boys’ Club, a gripping novel set in the high-stakes world of art forgery that moves across the globe, from the trendy art galleries of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood to the high-flying international art fairs of Hong Kong.

I’ve heard great things about her previous novel, The Boy’s Club, so when I saw she had a new book coming out, it piqued my interest. Plus, I love a globetrotting novel and I’m curious to learn more about the art world.

If you’ve read any of these or are planning to, I’d love to hear down in the comments below!

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