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January Reads: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Before you even continue reading on I HIGHLY advise you to stop and download the Audible app! I have a few apps that I absolutely love and use daily and this happens to be one of them! It is a subscription and a monthly fee but the first 30 days are free but I will say if you haven’t tried it, you definitely should! And this is not sponsored.

First and foremost do you know how long it has been since I truly sat down and read a book!! Let alone an extremely attention grabbing book! It has been a while and for a person who is very picky when it comes to

books, it takes a lot for my to be interested in the first pages of a book, let alone finish a book!

I should preface this by saying that I am very old school when it comes to reading. I love the feel of a book and turning pages and all that but I noticed since becoming a mother I spend a lot of time in my car or on the go vs sitting still, a least long enough to read something. Audible has become my best friend! I am able to listen to my books at any point in time right on my phone.

If you don’t like spoilers then I would suggest you to stop right here and catch up on other articles! If you still would read continue reading!

Queenie is a well written and amazingly heartfelt and relatable book. It has

been so long since I was able to truly get into book but this one was written for me.

In a quick summary, this book is about a young 20-something year old Jamaican/ British girl who is literally just trying to figure life out one trial at a time. Shortly after her and her white boyfriend of 3 years split (she thought it was a break) and finding out she had a miscarriage that she was not aware of, she literally just tires to do any and everything to feel better but in turn she spirals into a life of sex, depression, and loneliness. From her issues growing up with her mother to being a heavyset black woman amongst her white counter parts, she simply just felt lost. She endures so much loss in the mist of these pages.

I don’t want to give away too much of the book but I loved it simply because of how relatable it was. The writer did an excellent job of really grasping the concept of what its like to go thru pain in your twenties. It is a continuous  rollercoaster of good and bad but going thru it makes you stronger.

There was a point in the book where she decides to go talk to her therapist and has a breakthrough and her childhood is the nucleus of all her issues. So much happens in between but overall I give this book 5 out of 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️’s!

I highly recommend this book to any young black woman looking to read something to give them HOPE!

Excellent reading choice for January! Lets see if Februarys book choice can top this!

Sincerely,

Amber Marie Mack

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