Enobong Essien

Enobong is a former professional dancer turned publicity and marketing assistant and life-long lover of books. Fully Nigerian and fully British, Enobong now lives in Chicago with her nonfiction enthusiast husband and peculiar yet adorable cat roommate.

8 Great Books Celebrating Black Joy

Let’s all read more books in which Blackness is centered and Black joy is celebrated, like Talia Hibbert’s Get a Life, Chloe Brown.

Normalize Black History: 5 Extraordinary Black People in History

"Don't join the fight against racism to liberate me and other Black people. Join the fight to liberate yourself."

Know Your History: 10 Underrated Books for Black History Month

Searching for some challenging but informative books to read this Black History Month? Here's a collection of 10 underrated books to add to your TBR.

Love is… Complicated: 19 Fiction and Nonfiction Books About Affairs

Love is a very complicated thing and the many books about affairs and other failings of the heart are a testament to this.

The N-Word: Confronting Racial Slurs In Literature

Just because it's in the book doesn't mean we should feel free to say it. A reader on how to approach the N-word and racial slurs in literature.

Reading Pathways: 2019 Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER may have elevated her visibility, but Bernadine Evaristo has been writing extraordinary books for many years.

Up Your Reading Game With These Book Reading Accessories

You can make your reading experience *even better* with these great book reading accessories.

10 Books to Add to Your TBR for #NonfictionNovember

Are you following along with, or participating in, #NonfictionNovember? Check out the challenge and consider these reads this month.

Thank You Hulu for Making Me Read Sailor Moon Manga

On the joys of discovering the Sailor Moon Manga, thanks to Hulu.

Why This Year’s Booker Prize Has Made Me Lose Faith in Literary Awards

Why one reader has lost faith in literary awards following the recent Booker Prize announcement.

What Is A Book Coach? A Guide To Seeking And Becoming One

What is a book coach? A look at the role a book coach plays, why you might want to get one, and how you might become a book coach.

Was Hermione Black? Overcoming White Bias in Literature

In what ways does defaulting to white affect reading and character perceptions? We're taking a critical look at white bias in literature.

The Complex Narrative of the Strong Black Woman

How does the narrative of the Strong Black Woman affect black women in the world? Consider this examination and a selection of books about black women.

Chrissy Teigen is Delighted By the Public Library (and I Am Too)

Chrissy Teigen's delight about a visit to the public library, and a joke about discovering the library, lead to discourse about library use and benefits.

17 Of The Best Christian Fiction Authors For Your TBR

When you're just in the mood for a good Christian novel, this list of the best Christian fiction authors might just be the best place to turn.

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