Top FOUR Reads of 2022

Top FOUR Reads of 2022

Here are the books I became obsessed with in 2022 and if you’ve been here a while, none of the titles should surprise you: 
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Best Books for every Genre

New Year, New Reads! I've compiled Tuma's Books' Bestsellers for every genre. Some are new releases and some are tried-and-true backlist titles. Either way, there's something here for everyone. 
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5 Diverse Young Adult (YA) Books You Must Read - Raybearer, The Weight of Blood, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, Cemetery Boys, and The Silence of Bones

5 Diverse YA Books that are Must-Reads

Young Adult books aren't  just for teens! Check out these diverse YA recommendations that everyone needs to read.
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5 Diverse Books for Elementary School - The ABCS of Black History, My Monster and Me, Meet Yasmin, A Boy Called Bat, and Eyes that Kiss in the Corner

5 Diverse Books for Elementary School

Rich stories can help kids form their own identities and learn about people who are different from them as well. Here are my top 5 recommendations for Diverse Books for Elementary School Students:
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18 Books by Black Authors to Celebrate Kwanzaa 2022

18 Books by Black Authors to Celebrate Kwanzaa 2022

HAPPY KWANZAA! Here are some #BlackBookRecs from the diverse recommendations lists inside of Reading Journal created by @lauren_o_reads and myself.
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5 Diverse Books for the Holiday Season

Diverse Books Reading Challenge: December Diverse Holidays Reads

Looking for diverse books perfect for cozy, winter season? Keep reading for 5 recommendations for diverse holiday books.
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Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

{Review} The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians follows four Blackfeet men ten years after an illegal party hunting party went wrong. Years later, each of the men are living life the best they can. Ricky and Lewis left the reservation, while Cassidy and Gabe stayed behind. However, some entity is now hunting them. As vengeance for their hunt ten years ago. Keep reading for my thoughts on this psychological horror novel.
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First Sentences Friday: December 2022 Book Club Titles

First Sentences Friday: December 2022 Book Club Titles

✨First Sentences Friday for December Book Club Titles✨
 
"Anene just wanted the singing to stop. Her people's jubilations rode across the surface of the river hitting her in waves and grating against her soul."
~ Bride of the River God by Sarah A. Macklin
 
"In 2013, when i was 24, i headed to san Francisco to begin my master's degree in comics. I'd spent the last several months assuring people that, yes, an MFA in comics is a real thing."
~ Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
 
"I would never do this again. But for the moment, I survived. I went on."
~ Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
 
👉 Which intro/hook do you like best?
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{Review} Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

{Review} Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt...natural, and that's putting it lightly.... Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything goes wrong.
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{Review} Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

{Review} Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
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{Review} Bride of the River God by Sarah A. Macklin

{Review} Bride of the River God by Sarah A. Macklin

In this short but mighty book, Anene is chosen as her generation's bride to the river god Nniro - but when she arrives in the world of the gods, instead of a welcoming groom, she finds Nniro with his heart ripped out of his chest. 

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Readers and Book Lovers

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Readers and Book Lovers

If you're looking for holiday or "just because" gifts for yourself or the readers and book lovers in your life, keep reading for Tuma's Books gift guide.
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