Queenie




      Queenie
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT B rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking Jojo Moyes, 1 New York Times bestselling author ofMe Before You Bridget Jones s DiarymeetsAmericanah 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 twenty five 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. New Read Kindle ePUB Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams – bluevapours.co.uk

Candice Carty Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver who barely speaks and a Jamaican Indian dyslexic receptionist who speaksthan anyone else in the world She studied Media at Sussex because her sixth form teachers said that she wasn t clever enough to do English, but she showed them all by first working at the Guardian Guide and then moving into publishing at 23.Carty Williams has worked on marketing literary fiction, non fiction and graphic novels ever since her first highlight was interviewing David Cronenberg and telling him that if she were a white man she d like to look like him In response he called her a delightful person In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a prize that aims to find, champion and celebrate black, Asian and minority ethnic writers She also contributes regularly to Refinery29 and i D.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Queenie
  • Candice Carty-Williams
  • 03 July 2017
  • 1501196022

10 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 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 embarrassing Queenie is a farcomplex and real character She is dealing with mental health issues and a post relations...

  2. Roxane says:

    This is the kind of novel whose excellence sneaks up on you The beginning is kind of rocky and I wasn t sure where the book was going but then it gets great and unputdownable and I held my breath reading as fast as I could to see what would happen to Queenie This is an amazing novel about what it means to be a black girl whose ...

  3. 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, 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 ...

  4. 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 fre...

  5. 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 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 falling After her breakup, she realizes that she just blocks everything about her past and as seems like she has a job she s been dreaming for so long and boyfriend who s ready for longtime commitment do not bring her happiness But the breakup is the first wake up call which...

  6. 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 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 mea...

  7. 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 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 competiti...

  8. 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 ma...

  9. 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 Q...

  10. Lisa says:

    A tiresome novel that made me cranky Everything about Queenie screams middle school angst Queenie and her crew think and act like 12 year olds trapped in 25 year old bodies Take away some of the sex, replace their jobs with 7th gra...

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