All About Love (Book Giveaway)

In honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, I am giving away All About Love by bell hooks. How to Enter: 1. Follow me on instagram (@msmalcolmhughes) 2. Tag 2 friends underneath the post of the book Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day via Instagram live. GOOD LUCK! Until next…

Nancy Drew (Comic Book Review)

Did you spend hours as a child searching for clues and solving mysteries with Nancy Drew? If so, you will approach this series with a much different perspective than I did. I found the series to be enjoyable, though a bit disappointing in the end. To watch my full review, click play below :): Did…

The Book You Should Read Before 2018 Ends

A book that has changed my life is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Below I have described in detail why everyone should read the book: Here’s is an older review for the book I created years ago: Have you read the book? Will you revisit soon? How has it changed your life? Until next time,…

A Brief History of Seven Killings (Book Review)

This book, this book, this book! Read it! There is so much to be said about this book, so instead of waiting in suspense, you can press play and hear all about it: Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Just Mercy (Book Review)

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a book that will shake you to your core. You will begin this book with the expectation that you will learn something new about the prison industry, but you will exit this book knowing that you have learned lessons that will stick with you for life; and stories that…

Juliet Takes a Breath (Book Review)

Last month I hosted a book club and the selected reading was Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. The book is one that I recommend everyone read; especially young queer women of color who are trying to figure it all out. To determine why I love the book watch the video: Until next time,…

My August Reads (Giveaway)

Books I’m reading in August: -Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson           -A Brief History of even Killings by Marlon James           -Black Panther: Long Live the King by Nnedi Okorafor             To be the winner of the giveaway you do have to…

The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Book Review)

Have you ever walked into a bookstore and been immediately sucked in by a title? That’s exactly what happened to me when I read the title of this book. Did the book live up to my expectations? Watch the video review to find out! Love Hard, Go Hard! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

QWOC Summer Book Club

Hey, Y’all! Okay, I’m super excited! For the first time ever, I am bringing my book review series to an in-person setting!! What?! YES! Registration is required so please find the Eventbrite link here. The book we are reading is Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. I am SO stoked for everyone to join…

20 Questions Book Tag

1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES? If the series is great, no number is too many. (See, Harry Potter). 2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS? I hate them! 3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK? Both. Though hardcopy has a marginal advantage. 4. FAVOURITE BOOK? Salt and Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed. 5….

Books I’m Reading: May 2018

In honor of my birth month, I am reading three books by and for powerful women. They are: 1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace 2. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera 3. Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Have you read any? What were your thoughts? Leave them in the comment…

Washington, DC’s Newest Gem: Mahogany Books

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Mahogany Books, DC’s newest Black-owned bookstore. What makes Mahogany books so special is that it is the first time in over twenty years that a bookstore has existed east of the Anacostia River. For those of you not familiar with the neighboorhood dynamics of Washington, DC, Anacostia…

A Few of My Favorite Things 2018: Quarter 1

I can’t believe the first quarter of 2018 is already over! I want to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite experiences and most used items of 2018. Here we go: 1. Maluma’s F.A.M.E. Concert As I’ve stated in other posts, concerts are one of my many favorite pastimes. In March I…

Sour Honey & Soul Food (Book Review)

First and foremost, HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Alright, first book review of 2018 is here for your viewing pleasure :). Of course, let me know your thoughts and let’s just engage in fun and thought-provoking dialogue. The next read is a comic series I’m very excited about, The Wicked + The Divine. See you with…

Lessons on dating from 2016

Listen, this year has stretched me in ways I had not imagined it could. Outside of the political climate, this year has also taken me on a whirlwind ride in my dating life. My last post talked about how I was really feeling some fine ass womon; well, that ended! I must say it ended…

The Warmth of Other Suns (Book Review)

The Great Migration—I honestly do not recall having this as a topic of discussion at any point of my education. Not even during Black History Month lessons. I just assumed that eventually, newly freed slaves just sorta drifted to their permanent location. Well, this book was the history lesson I never had and never knew…

Between the World and Me (Book Review)

Is this acclaimed book really worth all the hype? Ms. Malcolm Hughes: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Do you remember still how it felt the first time you heard The College Dropout? How it was as if someone had reached into your soul and was telling your story? Not only was the…

Americanah (Book Review)

What exactly does it mean to be an American? To be an immigrant? To be an Americanah? Ms. Malcolm Hughes: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Being an American is such an interesting concept. With such a vastly diverse population, what does it actually mean, to be American? For instance, my roommate is from Tortola, British…