What up book people? Time for another Black book rec.
So unfortunately I’m still sick and I’m also watching way too much television right now. But I just found out that the first book of one of my favorite series of all time was made into a film and is streaming on BET+. So it’s only right that we talk about the book.
It’s B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy.
Last week I was scrolling on the grams of insta and saw that my boo Mona Scott-Young posted a video promoting B-Boy Blues as streaming. While I am always excited to see one of my EGL sisters add another win, I can’t tell you how much I loved this series and how happy I am to see it moved to the big screen.
The book is a MLM romance following two guys that could not be more opposite - clean cut, button down with some slacks Mitchell and baggy jeans with some Tims Raheim. The two meet at a gay bar in NYC and navigate the old opposites attract trope complete with baby mama drama and errthang.
This series normalizes love is love in a beautiful, blackety black black and authentic way. There are either six or seven books in the series and yes I have them all lol. I post this book every July as one of the prompts during @prettylittlebookshelf’s Black Resilience Bookstatour. If you read any E Lynn Harris books, you MUST read these. Trust me.