Go-To Book Recommendations | Book Blogger Hop

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Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week readers answer a bookish prompt. This way fellow book lovers find a way to connect and communicate with each other!

This Week’s Question

What Is Your Go-To Book Recommendation for Some Who Doesn’t Read Often? (Submitted by Amanda @Give Me Coffee and Books)

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1524085521l/36952594.jpg

I recommend A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney. It’s an exciting ‘Alice in Wonderland’ retelling. It features a strong Black female character navigating Wonderland. It’s non-stop action!


The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she battles monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland. Alice wields magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job.

However, when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1424308405l/20821284.jpg

I also recommend Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Jacqueline writes this powerful book in poetic verse. I read this story fairly quickly!


Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

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