In a world where new books by BIPOC writers are released every day, choosing your next read can be overwhelming. Allow us to give you some thicc plot suggestions ;) Curated and written by story-obsessed Porshèa, you’ll find a bevy of fantasy, non-fiction, and some romance recommendations in Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult categories. Word to the wise: Porshèa’s preferences are fast-paced, adventurous, and somewhat dark tales with a lot of love for fairytale retellings. We try to place content warnings where appropriate, but please reach out if you read a recommendation that needs warnings that may have been overlooked by the team.
Porshèa reviews Charming as a Verb.
Kristina Forest crafts a timeless romance in her sophomore novel 'Now That I've Found You.' Check out Porshèa's review and reflections.
Porshèa reviews Christina Hammond Reed's 'The Black Kids'.
Porshèa reviews Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev.
Porshèa reviews Brandy Colbert’s The Only Black Girls In Town.
Porshèa reviews A Phoenix First Must Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell.
Read Porshèa’s review of Daughters of Nri.
Porshèa reviews YA fantasy novel Empress of All Seasons.
Porshèa reviews Dr. Ebony Thomas’s The Dark Fantastic.
The Plot Thickens is back with Porshèa’s review of Dragons in a Bag.
Connie hosts a roundtable with Robyn, Bayana, and some members of the Black Girls Create community as we all read and fell in love with the book. Spoilers for Book One of the Legacy of Orïsha ahead.