Queenie

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Queenie
  • Candice Carty-Williams
  • English
  • 16 October 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. Read Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Queenie

  1. Amaka says:

    Here s to hoping this book will turn into a movie Queenie takes us on an emotional rollercoaster we begin with a breakup from her long term boyfriend Tom Though it s clear that Tom wants to take the breakup seriously, Queenie sees it as a temporary break and gives him space but not too much, just in case he wants to reconcile sooner Their break propels the story forward as Queenie faces challenges including microagressions at work, conflicts within her quirky friend group she was bold for t Here s to hoping this book will turn into a movie Queenie takes us on an emotional rollercoaster we begin with a breakup from her long term boyfriend Tom Though it s clear that Tom wants to take the breakup seriously, Queenie sees it as a temporary break and gives him space but not too much...

  2. Tava | tavalava says:

    Queenie is a young black woman whose childhood traumas play out in her adult relationships This books is being compared to Bridget Jones s Diary, and honestly that s a terrible comparison The book touches on themes of blackness and black identity, the fetishization of black women s bodies, mental health andspecifically mental health within the Black community I would liken this book to a slice of life novel You find outabout Queenie in the latter part of the book when she is seek Queenie is a young black woman whose childhood traumas play out in her adult relationships This books is being compared to Bridget Jones s Diary, and honestly that s a terrible comparison The book touches on themes of blackness and black identity, the fetishization of black women s bodies, mental health andspecifically mental health within the Black community I would liken this book to a slice of life novel You find outabout Queenie in the latter part of the book when she is seeking therapy Otherwise, the character development is pretty minimal Some things occur in the book, that honestly make no sense and could have been excluded This book is a 4 star book for me primarily because of the importance of the themes As a black woman I was able to really relate to some of the dialogues and mental ang...

  3. BookOfCinz says:

    I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed asBridget Jones meets Americanahand while I see why that is the case, in some most instances I don t we will get to that soon.We meet Queenie Jenkins a 25 year old living in London who is from Jamaica Queenie s had a lot going for her, especially for a millennial living in one of the most expensive citie I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed asBridget Jones meets Americanahand while I see why that is the case, in some most instances I don t we will get to that soon.We meet Queenie Jenkins a 25 year old living in London who is from Jamaica Queenie s had a lot going for her, especially for a millennial living in one of the most expensive cities in the world She works at national newspaper, a job she actually likes, she lives with her long time white boyfriend and still manages to have a solid group of friends around her Things begin to fall apart and fast, for Queenie when Tom, her long term boyfriend tells her they need to go on a break a long one We see our main character begin to spiral inways than one, she messes up constantly at work, her personal relationships are falling apart and h...

  4. Jenna Bookish says:

    My thanks to Orion Publishing and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.When I first started reading Queenie, I wasn t sure I was going to like it, but boy did she grow on me This novel follows her during a major downward spiral, mostly of her her own making While there are some factors adding to it, such as childhood trauma and racism, for the...

  5. Emily May says:

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

  6. Michelle says:

    Queenie, wow what a character It s been a while since I ve read a book where I rooted so hard for the main character I loved her so much Queenie may be making questionable decisions as a way to cope with her emotional issues that are surfacing after a breakup with her long time boyfriend, but this didn t detract from her likability What I loved about this one is that Queenie is portrayed as strong, intelligent, independent, and still flawed in the way that all humans are I don t want to giv Queenie, wow what a character It s been a while since I ve read a book where I rooted so hard for the main character I loved her so much Queenie may be making questionable decisions as a way to cope with her emotional issues that are surfacing after a breakup with her long time boyfriend, but this didn t detract from her likability What I loved about this one is that Queenie is portrayed as strong, intelligent, independent, an...

  7. Katie Taylor says:

    oh, Queenie, how you captured my heart this book will find a way to speak to all of you I truly believe that in so many different ways 5 stars.described as 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 was me in so many ways self doubting, anxiety prone, driven, strong, vulnerable, hurt, political, honest, s oh, Queenie, how you captured my heart this book will find a way to speak to all of you I truly believe that in so many different ways 5 stars.described as 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 was me in so many ways self doubting, anxiety prone, driven, strong, vulnerable, hurt, political, honest, selfish, too giving, scared, and yet so brave yes, she was all of these extremely conflicting things which is why she was so incredibly relatable her story is an exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today s world which I have found to be so damn excuse my language hard and why I just loved her and at the end of it all, she gets to d...

  8. Janelle • She Reads with Cats says:

    Review to come

  9. Read In Colour says:

    More like a 2 1 2 but I couldn t bring myself to round it up to a 3 Good premise but it falls short.

  10. Jaclyn Crupi says:

    I wanted to love Queenie the book and the character waythan I ultimately did I hate writing a negative review of this because it had so much going for it but it came up short for me The use of a whatsapp chat group, text messages and emails worked so well I laughed out loud several times The friends and family members were all strong characters but as Queenie unravelled they featured in the narrative less and less I struggled with Queenie s complete lack of agency in sex and her wil I wanted to love Queenie the book and the character waythan I ultimately did I hate writing a negative review of this because it had so much going for it but it came up short for me The use of a whatsapp chat group, text messages and emails worked so well I laughed out loud several times The friends and family members were all strong characters but as Queenie unravelled they featured in the narrative less and less I struggled with Queenie s complete lack of agency in sex and her willingness to do whatever the creepy men w...