Joining in on the #ReadCaribbean Challenge with recs for "Five Caribbean Books from Five Countries" to add to your growing TBR pile. You can find all of these titles on my “Caribbean Authors & Rep” shelf at Bookshop.org (Link in bio).
📚 Check out the recs ⬇️
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia: To Carnival!: A Celebration in Saint Lucia by Baptiste Paul and Jana Glatt
The sights, sounds and tastes of vibrant Saint Lucia come to life in this cumulative tale of a girl's journey to Carnival.
🇭🇹 Haiti: Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi
A bold new YA coming-of-age story, which explores race, feminism, and complicated family dynamics. It’s a powerful story about discovering who you are in the world--and fighting for that person--by having the courage to be your own revolution.
🇹🇹 Trinidad: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's radiant debut is a masterwork of lush imagination and exuberant storytelling--a spellbinding and hopeful novel about inheritance, loss, and love's seismic power to heal.
🇧🇧 Barbados: The Vanishing Girls by Callie Browning
Holden Davis has enough problems, so hiring an assistant in the dead of night probably wasn't the smartest thing to do.
Bodies left behind by a serial killer start to mount up, but the clues don't. Meanwhile, Holden finds himself falling in love with his beautiful but mysterious assistant, Eileen. Will forbidden love and a secret identity stop them from finding the killer?
🇻🇮 US Virgin Islands: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
A revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.
⁉️ What Caribbean island(s) have you never read a book set, about, or represented?