#JCarReads | The Other Woman

It was just a beautiful meeting of two people who were utterly in tune with each other. Book Summary: Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she…

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#JCarReads | Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

“My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe.” Book Summary: Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully…

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#JCarReads | Next Year in Havana

“To be in exile is to have the things you love most in the world – the air you breath, the earth you walk upon – taken from you. They exist on the other side of a wall – there and not – unaltered by time and circumstance, preserved in a perfect memory in a…

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#JCarReads | Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

“Perhaps passion and excitement were meant to be secondary to a stable adult life.” Book Summary: Every woman has a secret life . . . Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she bartends at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she’s spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional…

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#JCarReads | Something in the Water

LORDTTTTTT, y’all….when I tell you THIS BOOK is WILD. If you’re looking for a mystery, a somewhat thriller, a showstopper, then this book is it. I wanted to take a break from non-fiction for a bit and really just experience the feeling of getting sucked into a story beyond real life again and this was…

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#JCarReads | The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

“Service simply means we embrace the possibility of living for more than ourselves.” “I want to live an interesting life.” Wes Moore, a Baltimore native who went on to be a decorated Army officer, a Rhodes Scholar, an investment banker, philanthropist and entrepreneur, uses this book to explore and explain how he found his passion.…

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#JCarReads | Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower…

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#JCarReads | Outliers: The Story of Success

“The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old…

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#JCarReads | Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Black Privilege – I just want to start off by saying that I recommend this book…so much. I really don’t want that message to be lost or missed. This book was such a refreshing and unique surprise. I figured it would be a fun book, possibly an invigorating book, but I never thought it would…

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#JCarReads | The Last Black Unicorn

Tiffany Haddish, LAWD, what can I say about Tiffany that hasn’t already been said. Girl is awesome, but oh so crazy. Her book is quite refreshing, absolutely hilarious, but  shocking at the exact same time. She says some WILD things y’all, wild. For one, I really enjoyed getting to know her. The first time I…

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#JCarReads | Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Y’all, this book! Trevor Noah! BREH. This book is awesome. It’s funny, it’s encouraging, it’s eye-opening, it’s educational….it’s smart, it’s great. Trevor shares incredible stories ranging from the time he was a child to him being an early adult. Some are absolutely hilarious, some are there to shed light on what South African life is…

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#JCarReads | Promise Me, Dad

Joe Biden, wow. I’m quite honestly not even sure where to start. The man he is, the character he’s built, the heart that he carries….I just get blown away, each and every time. I pre-ordered his book, Promise me, Dad, as soon as I saw it was getting released on audible because I couldn’t wait…

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#JCarReads | Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

This memoir, all about Taraji baby is such a delight. It’s honestly an awesome story about a strong black woman, who has risen to success, battled to stay true to herself and has come out on the other side. So many battles, so many desires to not be put in a box or labeled showed…

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#JCarReads | The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Y’all, this book was unique for sure! If you want a true account of what a man like Gucci Mane’s life was like, this is a must-read. Personally, I haven’t been one to follow Gucci’s career and I am not too familiar with his back-in-the-day music or story. That meant that for me, this book…

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#JCarReads | I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

This book was an interesting one for sure. I chose this book initially because I had seen some of my friends pick it up, and the title spoke to me immediately since you know, I am not the perfect Mexican daughter, LOL. Anywhoooo, as I got into it I felt that it had a slow…

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