The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This debut novel by Coates is lyrical and poetic. A few times I lost the thread of the story because each sentence by itself was so wonderfully written. Much like the trees in the forest, there were times I couldn’t see the story because of the beauty of the sentences. But there is justContinue reading “The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates”

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This novel was incredibly painful to read at times but extraordinarily well-written and clearly incredibly well- researched. Colson Whitehead is obviously a scholar as well as a writer. This makes a novel that is historical in nature much more believable, even when the author changes parts of history. Whitehead’s depiction of the railroadContinue reading “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead”