Happy Friday GlamGeeks, the end of the workweek is here and it’s time to relax, relate and release. What are some of the plans that you have for this weekend? Are you going to kick back and relax and read a good book? Are you going to hand with some friends, or will you go out for a nice on the town (be careful remember we’re in a pandemic)?
Well, in case you’re looking to sit back and relax with a good book (or graphic novel) this weekend, I’ve got a few suggestions for you to enjoy.
Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker: Books 1 & 2 – Ok, there are four (4) books to this series and I’m halfway through. Let’s just say I wish the TV Show Gotham was based on this graphic novel. Gotham Central is pretty much about living and fighting crime in Gotham City, however, it’s from the Police Department’s point of view, not Batman’s. Just a heads up, you won’t get many (if any) appearances from Batman, but don’t let that worry you. This graphic novel is still action-packed.
Lady Killer: Vol. 1 & 2 by Joëlle Jones – Think, Real Housewives of the 1960s combined with a super deadly Black Widow and you have Josie Schuller. This was such an amazing graphic novel, I really hope it gets picked up for a miniseries. Josie is the perfect housewife and mother, BUT, she also has a super deadly secret side. This was a great read from start to finish, I highly recommend this series.
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel by Kevin Grevioux – Oh, don’t mind me, I’m just patiently waiting for Kevin Feige to recognize the greatness of the most incredible and brilliant superhero and bring him to the big screen. Yes, I’m talking about Mr. Adam Brashear aka the Blue Marvel, written by the super talented and underrated Kevin Grevioux. After an experiment gone wrong, serving some time in the Marine Corps., Adam ends up becoming America’s most celebrated superhero, until his race is revealed.
Truth: Red White and Black by Robert Morales – If you’ve happened to watch Falcon & The Winter Soldier, then you will have an idea of who this comic book is about Isaiah Bradley aka the Black Captain America. This one was very deep, there were some attempts to recreate the super-soldier serum which had previously turned Steve Rogers into Captain America, however, early attempts to refine the formula were tested on African-Americans. Yes, you guessed it, think something like the Tuskegee Experiment. If you haven’t already guessed it, the formula ended up working on Isaiah Bradley. Following Isaiah’s journey and seeing his tragic end pretty much broke my heart. However, I remembered his ending in Falcon & the Winter soldier and couldn’t help but smile.
A Roar in Harlem by Wainsworth Hall – One of my passions is reading about and watching documentary TV shows based on true events by Crime Lords, Drug Lords, Old Mobsters, etc. You know, shows like El Chapo (on Netflix) and books like BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family. Anyway, I was watching YouTube with one of Harlem’s most feared gangsters Unique. During his interview, he mentioned his book and I had to purchase it right away. The story follows Mike as his family flees to the United States for a better life, however, the life of crime, sex, money, and drugs quickly take over instead. This was such a captivating story, I could not put this one down.
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis – This was definitely a must-read for me, between my love for chess and my love for the mini-series on Netflix, I had to read this book. This story follows the life of chess prodigy Beth Harmon as she battles feminism, drug addiction, and more all while becoming Wold Champion. I think this is a great read for young girls, especially the ones interested in playing chess.
I hope you enjoyed my suggestions, have an amazing weekend.