Saturday, February 18, 2012
Celebrate Black History Month
Zone One (eAudio Book)by Colson Whitehead: Zombies? Check. Post-apocalyptic vision of America? Check. A mixture of horror and thought-provoking narrative? Check. Acclaimed author Colson Whitehead puts a fresh spin on the ‘zombie’ genre with his most recent novel that I have not been able to stop reading. While not as action driven as some may expect, it’s reflective and engaging as a form of social commentary.
Looking for a fun “guilty pleasure”? What about a steamy love story, just in time for Valentine’s Day, by AlTonya Washington or Brenda Jackson? Those interested in the urban fiction genre may want to read Heartbreak of a Hustler’s Wife (eBook), where NiKi Turner continues her Hustler’s series with a story of family man and preacher, Des – who also happens to be the head of a crime ring. His estranged daughter, Desember, comes to join the family and brings her own baggage, including a pension for robbery, selling stolen goods and dating bad boys. The titular Hustler’s Wife Yarni is a lawyer, trying to keep her family together as they are surrounded by drama and violence. Other popular titles from Nikki Turner include Black Widow (eBook) and Ghetto Superstar (eBook).