Many slogans get thrown around when one year end and another one begins. Out with the old and in with the new. Part of the “out with the old” portion of getting ready for a new year is “best of list” that graced my Twitter timeline before Christmas was day over. There are best of list for everything from books, movies, and music. These list don’t often reflect my “best of” list, my favorite books get looked over. This year there were surprises, The Sellout by Paul Beatty and The Turner House by Angela Flournoy made several “Best Books of 2015” lists.
Our Story Review is an offshoot of Our Story Box, a monthly subscription book box that is launching March 2016. Our Story Reviews is the place were Our Story Box reviewers will review books both featured and not featured in Our Story Box. The that primarily focuses of Our Story Reviews (and Our Story Box) is to place a spotlight on books written by Black authors across the diaspora and/or books that contain Black main characters.