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a monthly show of book reviews & recommendations to help you diversify your bookshelf, and find your next favourite read.

Getting Lit This Black Girl Reads

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a monthly show of book reviews & recommendations to help you diversify your bookshelf, and find your next favourite read.

    All the LIT books Coming Out in March & Telling Black Canadian Stories a Discussion

    All the LIT books Coming Out in March & Telling Black Canadian Stories a Discussion

    Today we’re talking about all the books coming out in March, that you should add to your list and discussing telling Black Canadian stories with three amazing Canadian storytellers Greg Frankson, Dr. Valerie Mason-John and Andrea Thompson. We also chat about our book of the month, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. 
    Books Discussed on this episode: 
    Like a Sister by  Kellye Garrett - https://amzn.to/3sYIHEa 
    Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys  - https://amzn.to/3hTpg9A
    All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir - https://amzn.to/3t9tr7P 
    The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories by Ladee Hubbard - https://amzn.to/3pTCDuR 
     

    • 42 min
    All the Lit Books Coming Out in January & Getting Lit With Tochi Onyebuchi

    All the Lit Books Coming Out in January & Getting Lit With Tochi Onyebuchi

    Today we’re talking about all the books coming out in January, that you should add to your list and we're Getting Lit With Tochi Onyebuchi as we discuss his new book Goliath and of course, all things lit.
    Books Discussed on this Episode: 
    Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González - January 4, 2022. https://amzn.to/3JBUPkL  You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston - January 18th, 2022 - https://amzn.to/31h344B  Wahala by Nikki May - January 11th - https://amzn.to/32RdNDk  Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo - January 18, 2022. - https://amzn.to/3eJP7iy  Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn - January 18th, 2022 - https://amzn.to/3eJfsNY 

    • 48 min
    All the LIT Books Coming Out in November1 to Add to Your List

    All the LIT Books Coming Out in November1 to Add to Your List

    Hey, ya’ll welcome to this month’s episode of Gettin’ Lit a monthly podcast dedicated to diverse books coming out for the month. Today we’re going to be talking about diverse books coming out in November that you should add to your list and we speak with Anti-Racist Educator and Founder of The BIPOC Bookcase, Liz Folarin.
    I want to give a shout-out to today’s sponsor Libro.FM. Use my special code to save some coins. https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm247063
    Books Discussed on this Episode 
    1. Entertaining Race by Michael Eric Dyson - November 2
    https://amzn.to/3q4AbT1
    2. Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora - https://amzn.to/3CL4QIM
    3. Single Black Female by Tracy Brown - https://amzn.to/3CO64CT
    4. Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen -https://amzn.to/2YeR2Hg
    5. The Hookup Dilemma by Constance Gillam - https://amzn.to/3GNokPr
    6. The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon - https://amzn.to/3GTJICo 
    Thanks for getting lit with me today! Remember if you’re reading what everyone else is reading then you’ll probably think the way everyone else is thinking.  

    • 35 min
    All the LIT Books Coming Out in July to Add to Your List

    All the LIT Books Coming Out in July to Add to Your List

    Hey diverse book lovers, welcome to this month’s episode of Gettin’ Lit a monthly podcast dedicated to highlighting the diverse lit coming out for the month. Today we’re going to be talking about all the books coming out in July, that you should add to your list. 
    On this episode we look at, A book about finding true love with the help of an app, a historical fiction that brings to life a forgotten shero, a magical realism tale that takes us to Vietnam, an essay collection that looks a race, class, and gender, a book about Canadian Blackness and what it means, and a multicultural retelling of Pride and Prejudice. 
    Have We Met? By Camille Baker - July 1st - https://amzn.to/3xCdsif  Island Queen by Vanessa Riley - July 6 - https://amzn.to/2UFTB32  Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith - July 6 - https://amzn.to/3yRiojp  Don't Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body by Savala Nolan - July 13 - https://amzn.to/3AZYxAA  Incense and Sensibility by Sonali Dev - July 6 - https://amzn.to/2U6vSJh  Black Like Who? By Ronaldo Walcott - July 15 -  https://amzn.to/3i8AVkm  Shoutout to East End Arts for featuring me in their July issue. Check it out here
    Thanks for getting lit with me today! Remember if you’re reading what everyone else is reading then you’ll probably think the way everyone else is thinking.  
     

    • 18 min
    Looking For Your New Favourite Read? Here are the Thrilling Books Coming Out in May

    Looking For Your New Favourite Read? Here are the Thrilling Books Coming Out in May

    Hey diverse book lovers, welcome to this month’s episode of Getting Lit, a monthly podcast dedicated to diverse books coming out for the month. Today we’re going to be talking about all the books coming out in May, that you should add to your list. 
    On today’s show, we’ll discuss…A political page-turner that delivers, a memoir of grief by a prolific feminist voice,  a riveting book about strong women during the Cuban Revolution, a Jamaican story, and a Filipino story both about family ties and self-discovering and a search for truth and a middle school historical mystery. 
    But first  I want to give a shout-out to today’s sponsor Libro.FM. Libro.fm https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm247063
    Books discussed on today's show: 
    Books discussed on the show: 
    While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams: https://amzn.to/3f1pglY  Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://amzn.to/3b4lc3e  The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton: https://amzn.to/3uqquOl Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield: https://amzn.to/3h8wHuc Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney: https://amzn.to/3endXWf  Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala: https://amzn.to/3enSJHC Ophie’s Ghosts By Justina Ireland: https://amzn.to/3nW0KGQ I would love to know what ya’ll are reading next and if you picked up any of these books, remember all the links are in the show notes. 
    Thanks for getting lit with me today! Remember if you’re reading what everyone else is reading then you’ll probably think the way everyone else is thinking.  
     

    • 19 min
    The Best Books to Pick up in April Rain or Shine!

    The Best Books to Pick up in April Rain or Shine!

    Hey diverse book lovers, welcome to this month’s episode of Gettin’ Lit a monthly podcast dedicated to diverse books coming out for the month. Today we’re going to be talking about The Best books to pick up in April Rain or Shine! 
    My name is Lalaa and you can find me on Instagram @ThisBlackGirlReads and on today’s show we’ll discuss a book that looks at generations of Black women in Harlem who sell pieces of their bodies, Black love and magical folktales of West Africa, we’ll check out one man’s story of how he navigates being the only person of colour in predominantly white spaces and we’ll talk about the Freedom Riders of 1961. So I can’s wait to get started…
    Thanks to today's sponsor LibroFM.
    Libro.fm makes it possible for you to buy audiobooks through your local bookstore. Find out more here: https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm247063
     
    Books discussed on this episode: 
     
    Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins: https://amzn.to/321vcFLZ
    Release Date: April 6th
     
    Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, RETOLD BY Bolu Babalola https://amzn.to/3mkTBPL 
    Release Date: April 13
     
    Sure I’ll be your Black Friend: Notes from the other side of the fist bump by Ben Phillipe https://amzn.to/39J8DK5
    Release Date: April 27th
     
    Buses Are a Comin': Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker https://amzn.to/3fIpSio
    Release Date: April 27th 
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    Thanks for getting lit with me today, and remember if you’re reading what everyone else is reading then you’ll probably think the way everyone else is thinking.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 13 min

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