Queenie

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  • Hardcover
  • 330 pages
  • Queenie
  • Candice Carty-Williams
  • English
  • 04 April 2017

About the Author: Candice Carty-Williams

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Queenie Bridget Jones s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.Queenie Jenkins is a 25 year old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither She works at a national newspaper, where she s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers After a messy break up from her long term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self worth.As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, What are you doing Why are you doing it Who do you want to be all of the questions today s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.With fresh and honest Jojo Moyes prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today s world. Best Read Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams For Kindle ePUB or eBook – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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9 thoughts on “Queenie

  1. Emily May says:

    He put a hand on my thigh and moved it higher, digging his nails into my skin That ll be a pair of tights gone. This book is a bit deceiving Queenie is such a funny and lovable character, with what I think of as a very British sense of humour The book opens with multiple scenes that made me laugh and the author quickly builds up a warm and hilarious dynamic between Queenie and her girlfriends the Corgis , and between Queenie and her Jamaican grandparents This is everything I would have e He put a hand on my thigh and moved it higher, digging his nails into my skin That ll be a pair of tights gone. This book is a bit deceiving Queenie is such a funny and lovable character, with what I think of as a very British sense of humour The book opens with multiple scenes that made me laugh and the author quickly builds up a warm and hilarious dynamic between Queenie and her girlfriends the Corgis , and between Queenie and her Jamaican grandparents This is everything I would have expected from a book being compared to Bridget Jones s Diary.Which is why I feel like I need to issue a warning this book goes to some really dark places Bridget Jones is klutzy and embarrass...

  2. Jazmen says:

    I don t think I ve been this disappointed in a book in quite some time.I m disgusted.Queenie with all of its rave reviews never hints at the alarming and problematic content.Queenie is a twenty something year old Jamaican woman who is just about at her wit s end She s messing up at work, and her boyfriend of two to three years just dumped her Her white boyfriend of two or three years this is significant.I want to be as clear as possible, but I don t want to be completely spoiler y However, so I don t think I ve been this disappointed in a book in quite some time.I m disgusted.Queenie with all of its rave reviews never hints at the alarming and problematic content.Queenie is a twenty something year old Jamaican woman who is just about at her wit s end She s messing up at work, and her boyfriend of two to three years just dumped her Her white boyfriend of two or three years this is significant.I want to be as clear as possible, but I don t want to be completely spoiler y However, some things I will bring up have to be mentioned to back up my distaste for this novel.I have so many issues with this book, that we don t have enough time to cover them all, ...

  3. PorshaJo says:

    Rating 4.75I loved this book Such an unexpected gem of a read I went into this one blind I knew nothing about it, I read no reviews I frequently check out my library for new audio books I saw this bold orange cover of a book called Queenie It drew me in I listened to a sample of the audio A heavy accent by the narrator It drew me in I grabbed a copy of the audio and jumped right in.Queenie is a hot mess She s a 26 year old Jamaican woman, living in London, and just completely a mess Rating 4.75I loved this book Such an unexpected gem of a read I went into this one blind I knew nothing about it, I read no reviews I frequently check out my library for new audio books I saw this bold orange cover of a book called Queenie It drew me in I listened to a sample of the audio A heavy accent by the narrator It drew me in I grabbed a copy of the audio and jumped right in.Queenie is a hot mess She s a 26 year old Jamaican woman, living in London, and just completely a mess We meet her as she is taking a break from her live in boyfriend, which HE wants, not her He asks her to move out and by this point, she s already on a downward spiral She can t face reality She s out of control She puts herself in...

  4. Meredith B. (readingwithmere) says:

    4.5 Stars He paused and lifted his glasses to wipe his wet eyes You re full of fight Queenie Full of Fight He turned away and ambled back down the garden path, leaving me standing there unable to process anything he d said. This is marketed as Bridget Jones but I want to tell you that this is so muchthan that and I mean muchand muchimportant that that.Queenie is a twenty something who is living in London She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and Brit 4.5 Stars He paused and lifted his glasses to wipe his wet eyes You re full of fight Queenie Full of Fight He turned away and ambled back down the garden path, leaving me standing there unable to process anything he d said. This is marketed as Bridget Jones but I want to tell you that this is so muchthan that and I mean muchand muchimportant that that.Queenie is a twenty something who is living in London She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and British culture She was with her boyfriend, Tom, for awhile and they are currently going through a break period where they both try to take some time apart Queenie realizes what she has lost but is also seeking worth from outside sources.Queenie ends up hooking up with multiple people, going through fights with friends, navigating her family and just navigating her life is general She goes through situations based on her race and...

  5. Book of the Month says:

    Why I love itby Jojo MoyesI have to confess I have a prior interest in Queenie s author, Candice Carty Williams A few years ago, I created a competition offering up my cottage to an aspiring writer in need of time and space to complete their project Candice was the first winner, chosen fromthan 600 applicants She had never driven outside London before, and it took her six hours to make a two hour journey the kind of thing that would happen to her character, Queenie , but when she arri Why I love itby Jojo MoyesI have to confess I have a prior interest in Queenie s author, Candice Carty Williams A few years ago, I created a competition offering up my cottage to an aspiring writer in need of time and space to complete their project Candice was the first winner, chosen fromthan 600 applicants She had never driven outside London before, and it took her six hours to make a two hour journey the kind of thing that would happen to her character, Queenie , but when she arrived she declined a cup of tea and went straight to work she was that determined to make the most out of the opportunity.Fast forward two and a half years Queenie is one of the most anticipated books of the year It grabbed me from the opening chapter because it did something that happens far too seldom it took me into a...

  6. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    free review copy I inhaled this in one afternoon Two things you need to know.1 don t go into it expecting it to meet that Bridget Jones description because it is WAY deeper and at times very emotionally dark That comparison is deceptive and sets readers up for confusion..2 you ll either LOVE Queenie, or get frustrated with Queenie but if you are in the latter group, maybe quick check yourself and make sure it s not age or privilege making you feel that way.I may writelater or I m free review copy I inhaled this in one afternoon Two things you need to know.1 don t go into it expecting it to meet that Bridget Jones description because it is WAY deeper and at times very emotionally dark That comparison is deceptive and sets readers up for confusion..2 you ll either LOVE Queenie, or get frustrated with Queenie but if you are in the latter group, maybe quick check yourself and make sure it s not age or privilege making you feel that way...

  7. Jennifer says:

    This book explores individual and collective trauma in all its eye opening forms Queenie is such a well developed and layered character, and when you follow her through this book be very aware of judgments that may arise You may be f...

  8. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at Let me make sure y all have some things straight before we get started I am not a 20 something I am not single I am not British nor am I of Jamaican descent And yet somehow when it came to this book The jumping off point to Queenie s story might ring a bell to many of you as it derives from a timeless classic Except, you know, this show actually has black people in it.The tagline for Queenie states it isBridget Find all of my reviews at Let me make sure y all have some things straight before we get started I am not a 20 something I am not single I am not British nor am I of Jamaican descent And yet somehow when it came to this book The jumping off point to Queenie s story might ring a bell to many of you as it derives from a timeless classic Except, you know, this show actually has black people in it.The tagline for Queenie states it isBridget Jonesmeets Americanah a book which I have not yet read, but do own because So while I can t speak for the second, I actually am one of the few it seems who can see why the comparison was made to the first As mentioned above, Queenie s story begins with her taking a break from her live in, three year long relationship with her boyfriend Tom You then follow her as she moves physically from a shared flat to eventually back home with her grandparents and as she moves psychologically from a mindset full of self sabotage mainly of the horrifying casual sex variety t...

  9. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    5 shiny, rebellious, beautiful stars As soon as I started this book, I thought I was having a light reading Because the book is advertised as modern version of Bridget Jones But after a few pages later, I realized this is deeper,heart wrenching, darker and twisted story of a young woman who is looking for a tree branch to not fall down from a cliff Queenie has really a bad year but it s not about her broken heart after her breakup or time out with her longtime boyfriend Tom This is su 5 shiny, rebellious, beautiful stars As soon as I started this book, I thought I was having a light reading Because the book is advertised as modern version of Bridget Jones But after a few pages later, I realized this is deeper,heart wrenching, darker and twisted story of a young woman who is looking for a tree branch to not fall down from a cliff Queenie has really a bad year but it s not about her broken heart after her breakup or time out with her longtime boyfriend Tom This is such a beginning of domino falli...