I’m slowly but surely working towards my reading goal for 2023. By the count of my Goodreads I have one more book to go after this one. I’m happy. So let’s go ahead and talk about this book.
I just finished the book Black Girls Must Die Exhausted. This book follows Tabitha Walker a television news reporter who receives devastating news that could affect her ability to have the family she desires. On top of that she is trying to get a promotion and dealing with other issues like reconnecting with her dad. She has issues in her friend circle that come to the surface as well. With all this going on it’s no wonder that she doesn’t lose her mind.
I’ll be honest. This book doesn’t hit the way I thought that it would. You hear about her medical issues like maybe 3 or 4 times in the beginning of the book but then after that you really don’t hear about it again until the end of the book. I get that life can get crazy but she has this decision she has to make in like 6 months and we don’t hear about it again until the end of the book. Plus I didn’t like that she was dealing with this guy who wasn’t what she was looking for and made it clear that there is a possibility that he will never be where she needs him to be. Definitely not in six months. Plus she is so focused (understandably so) on what she has going on that she didn’t realize a friend was in desperate need of her help. Then she is told something shocking about her dream promotion that leaves her reeling. Being one of the few black people at her station she is feeling some unusual pressure. So I’m guessing with so much going on it’s kind of hard to focus on one thing. But I still think we should have heard about this medical situation more than we did. I can say I loved the relationship she has with her grandma and her grandmother’s best friend. They both gave her some great advice. I like how her and her friends improved their relationship. I also like her hairdresser. I honestly thought the book would be more than about Tabitha but it wasn’t.
Overall I was not a huge fan of this book. I just didn’t like the way the story flowed. I think that Tabitha overcame some hardships. But I also think there were some things that could have been avoided. She definitely could have avoided the guy. There were some positives about the book. This book has two more books after it and I’m not sure I’m going to read them just yet. I’m going to read some other books before I decide.