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Five Favorites: January

Hi Diamonds!


Long time, no post! Although a few months have passed, we're back with more five favorites. I'm sure you know the drill by now: my five favorites of the month including one book, one TV show, one movie, one podcast and one album. Let's get to it.


Book: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

As her debut book, Kiley did what she had to do. Since December, I have recommended this to EVERYONE that has asked what book they should read. If you're looking for a light fiction book or something to read that won't be too daunting, this is the perfect book. It's fun, relatable and will have you dying to know what happens next.


Movie: Sylvie's Love

I'm sure you probably heard about this at some point during the holidays, but if not, you must put this on your movie list for the weekend. As a Black love story set in the 1950s in Harlem, Sylvie's Love pulls on all of your heartstrings and makes you fantasize about a romantic tale of your own that ends with you riding off with the love of your life. And for once, there is a Black love story with no crucial tragedy - a true unicorn.


Podcast/YouTube: Asia Jackson

Like the last blog, I haven't been too steady with scoping out new podcasts (to be honest they don't hold my attention that easily) however, I did find a new YouTuber that I am thoroughly enjoying. Asia is a lifestyle vlogger that shares her everyday life dealings with us - from moving into her new apartment, to her favorite foods, to makeup and get ready with me's - Asia keeps her viewers interested while keeping things highly relatable.


TV Show: Grownish

I know Grownish is not new, but the show just premiered again after taking a forced break. Some people might not be a fan, but I stan the cast - Yara Shahidi, Chloe x Halle, Trevor Jackson AND Ryan Destiny?! I live for the undergrad drama and twist and turns of all the cast members, including college relationships, friendship issues and the simple happenings of just trying to make it through college. If you haven't attempted to watch Grownish, I would give it a try.



Album: Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan

Now, I know this was just an EP, but it was too good not to mention. Jazmine made this one for the girls, specifically - for no one else but US. Heaux Tales gave me everything I needed in more - with amazing features and just the right amount of raunchy. We all know that Jazmine has been dropping gems since she came on the scene, but this one was different and I cannot wait to see what she continues to do.



As always, feel free to comment below what you are currently watching, reading or listening to and make sure to check back in next month!


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