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The Best and Worst of Urban Fiction (Books I have read within two years) (76 titles)
This is a list of books that I have read since I have gotten into Urban reading.

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Cover ArtThe other woman
by Dickey, Eric Jerome.
Great book. Jerone Dickey is now one of my new favorite authors.   posted Nov 13, 2010 at 2:27PM

Cover ArtChasing destiny
by Dickey, Eric Jerome.
This was a really great book! It's so hard to describe, because there are no words to describe how great this book was. Loved it!   posted Nov 13, 2010 at 2:27PM

Cover ArtPlaythang
by Morris, Janine A.
Oh, goodness! I don't recommend this book AT ALL!!! It was so boring, I didn't even finish it. It was like we were taking a journey through her everyday planner. It wasn't exciting at all, and the cover or title pump the book up to seem more than what it is. Do not recommend!   posted Jul 8, 2010 at 12:34AM

Cover ArtLive and learn
by Bryant, Niobia.
I must say, this is one of the best books I've read since my all time favorite, "Shame on It All". I couldn't put the book down. It was suspenseful, funny, tear-jerking and entertaining. I would recommend to anybody and everybody and I'm going out to buy it tomorrow.   posted Jul 8, 2010 at 12:20AM

Cover ArtGood girl gone bad
by Majette, Danette
This was a messed up book! I mean it was good to a certain extent, but for the most part, it was messed up. So the whole story shows how messed up these girls lives are and they decide to do something to make enough money to solve their problems. Let's just say, the stupidest one ends up the only one with a good life. I would recommend it only if there is nothing else in the book pile.   posted Jul 8, 2010 at 12:17AM

Cover ArtSnow White: a survival story
by J., Anna.
I didn't really like this book. It didn't have a real plot and it was just sad and evil throughout the whole thing. I'm kind of sorry that I read it. The writing skills were excellent, though. Finally, somebody who is articulate and actually paid attention to errors and what they were reading. But that still does not cover up how bad the story was.   posted May 29, 2010 at 10:41PM

Cover ArtForever a hustler's wife : a novel
by Turner, Nikki.
This book is stupid and so is the first one. I personally do not like Nikki Turner as a writer AT ALL. She did good with 'Riding Dirty on I-95', but that's about it.   posted May 20, 2010 at 3:28PM

Cover ArtThe Cartel 2
by Ashley, 1985-
This book upset me to the point of throwing it across the room! I was so angry with the whole book. Not only was it depressing and unbelievable the whole way through, but it wasn't even real! The events in the book didn't even happen. This book was completely pointless and I feel the authors just wrote it to make money, because they didn't even need to add this into the series. It was horrible, but the first one was surprisingly good, with the exception that all the characters were half way mental and all stupid. If you do choose to read The Cartel, read the first one, skip the second one and just go on to the third, when it ever comes out!   posted Apr 29, 2010 at 6:26PM

Cover ArtMoth to a flame : [a street novel]
by Ashley, 1985-
This was a pretty good book. I found myself yelling at the main character often, but it had a good lesson to it. Also, it had many similarities to The Cartel, also by Ashley, in the book. I found that upsetting, because I like authors that are original and do not need to piggy-back off of their recent books, just to have another best seller. However, I would recommend this book.   posted Apr 29, 2010 at 6:23PM

Cover ArtRiding dirty on I-95 : a novel
by Turner, Nikki.
I really enjoyed this book. It entertained me and had a good ending. The message in the book was apparent and enjoying. I highly recommend this book, and am glad that I purchased it.   posted Mar 14, 2010 at 9:12PM

Cover ArtHold U down
by Ervin, Keisha.
This book.... I don't even know what to say. I guess if I hadn't read the Thug series by Wahida Clark, I would of liked this. The beginning of this book is JUST like "Every Thug Needs A Lady"! That really disappointed me, and on top of that, the author used lyrics to one of my favorite songs in this book to describe one of the characters thoughts!!! So that really just made it even worse. But other than Keisha Ervin stealing somebody else's material, twice, it is a really good book! I would recommend to anybody looking for something interesting with love, drama and suspense. Good Read!   posted Feb 13, 2010 at 9:42PM

Cover ArtChyna Black : a novel
by Ervin, Keisha.
I LOVE this book!!! It was really good. I honestly didn't expect it to be that good, but I was wrong. The author was very good at portraying the characters personalities and making them fit into the story. I am going to buy this book! I could not put it down at all and was a bit sad when it ended, because I wanted to go on a lot more. I recommend this book highly!   posted Jan 25, 2010 at 4:12PM

Cover ArtThug lovin'
by Clark, Wahida.
I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. It wasn’t very good, and I told myself that I wasn’t going to read it but I ended up doing it anyways. Even though the book was good, I wanted to cry at least four times throughout the story, and it left me in a bad place when I finished it. I am very disappointed with some of the characters and wish that there was an alternative ending, but this book really showed me that there aren’t always happy endings. Tasha and Trae’s relationship happened to be my favorite, and Wahida sure ruined it. I still feel like crying, and I just had to right this review to let you guys know to brace yourselves before reading it. When I wrote my review for Thug Matrimony, I still stand by my warning. If you were satisfied with that happy ending, do NOT read this book!!! Can’t wait until the one after this comes out, and I hope it does soon. Also, I just wanted to say that this book is totally out of character for Wahida. I wasn’t sure if I was being tricked with it and would be told that the book was all a joke, or if I was reading the real thing. All of the characters were out of their character and made me VERY disappointed. I wish that this book had never been written, because I had fallen in love with books 1-3.   posted Jan 24, 2010 at 4:47PM

Cover ArtThug matrimony
by Clark, Wahida.
I never seen myself falling in love with Kay and Red’s relationship, but I did. In this book, Wahida really has their relationship upstage Tasha and Trae’s. I am a little reluctant about reading Thug Lovin’, because I don’t want to be disappointed. If you want to end with the romance and happiness, I recommend doing it with this one. I am dreading reading the fourth book (Thug Lovin’), in fear that it will be horrible. However, I highly recommend this book. It’s really good and the story line is smart.   posted Jan 22, 2010 at 12:12PM

Cover ArtDirty Red : a novel
by Stringer, Vickie M.
I say I would probably have to give this book a C. It was very fast paced, but not in a good way. The main character made me angry and I was actually rooting for the bad guy towards the ending. The sequel is no much better and actually worse. I think there should be another one after Still Dirty, but I will not read it. I have had enough of Red and her stupidity. Do not recommend.   posted Jan 22, 2010 at 12:09PM

Cover ArtDead broke
by Russell, Trista.
Amazing sequel to Going Broke. I enjoyed it and thought of it as a really sweet love story. Some parts got me really nervous and upset, but what good book doesn’t? I recommend, but only after reading Going Broke.   posted Jan 22, 2010 at 12:07PM

Cover ArtHood rats
by McNair, E. R.
Was an okay book, but it wasn’t too great. It kept me occupied and a bit entertained while I was reading. The ending was very disappointing but good at the same time. I only recommend if you are bored and it’s your last choice.   posted Jan 11, 2010 at 5:23PM

Cover ArtStill hood
by K'wan.
Hands down, K'Wan is my favorite author of all times. He is so advanced in his writing and has a unique way of doing what he does. I loved this book and the one before it. The whole Hood Rat series (Hood Rat & Section 8: A Hood Rat Novel) had my head deep in the pages for ever. I love his skilled ways and creative mind. His writing personality comes off as being really real and he has no problem dishing you the opposite of a fairy tale. I highly recommend K'Wan in any of his books. I plan on reading all of them, and am almost there. ;)   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:22PM

Cover ArtEvery thug needs a lady
by Clark, Wahida.
It’s nice to just read about love, love, love sometimes. This book was a joy and I can admit that I am dreading bringing it back to the library. I still wish I had time to read it over again, because when I did I was smiling the whole time. The character of the men in this book are sort of similar and is hard to see the difference in personality between two of the male characters, but was overseen by the great way of writing. I enjoy and recommend for people looking for a complete romance novel.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:19PM

Cover ArtThe coldest winter ever
by Souljah, Sister.
One of the first urban novels that I picked up, and still holds it's title as one of the best. Everyday I see a young African-American female from my school reading it and raving about it. I enjoyed it and thought it taught me a lot of urban reading. I recommend it to anybody who hasn't read it, even though I doubt there is anybody out there who haven't read this great book already.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17PM

Cover ArtYou got to pay to play
by Camm, Meisha.
I actually didn't enjoy this book, and it takes a lot for me to say that a book is no good, because I am usually open-minded about my reading. I thought the writing was very beginner like, and didn't take to my liking well. Although people have different opinions about books, I personally thought it was a waste of time. No offense to the author, because I am sure there were other good ones, but I didn't bother wasting my time finishing it. A first for me. If you wish to read it, I encourage you, but I do not recommend.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:15PM

Cover ArtThe prada plan
by Ashley, 1985-
I have to admit. At first I had my doubts about this book and contemplated putting down at the beginning, but with a little more encouragement from my friend, I continued. Turns out, I enjoyed myself during this novel and can't wait for the sequel to come out.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:13PM

Cover ArtOne crazy night
by Urban Griot, 1969-
It's so refreshing to read a book outside constant sexual content and drug dealing situations. Don't get me wrong, I love my drama and love scenes but it felt good reading this book. One Crazy Night took me out of my comfort zone and put me through a mind twisting thinking process while reading it. It really opened my eyes to racial conflict and cults. I was surprised by the plot and thought it was well thought out. The author behind this one is a genius and will not be forgotten when I'm telling my friends about a book out of the ordinary.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:11PM

Cover ArtShame on it all
by Zane.
The first and only book that had me in tears at the ending. To anybody who is looking for a brilliant read and something almost serious, then this is for them. I recommended it to my friend, and we both agreed that there aren't many books that compare to this one. Shame on It All has been one of my favorites and in my library for a long time and I stick by it. Zane really outdid herself in this one.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:08PM

Cover ArtYou wrong for that
by Toschia.
All I can say for this book is that it was absolutely entertaining and kept me up from twelve o'clock to five o'clock in the morning reading. I can honestly say that women can relate to this book in some way and helped me a lot to see my self worth when it comes to relationships. I recommend this novel to a scorned woman who was played by a man in many different levels. Although I don't think any woman has gone through the drama that the main character has, it's still worth reading.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:06PM

Cover ArtGoing broke
by Russell, Trista.
One of the best romance novels I have read, period. I would read it all over again if I didn't have twenty other books waiting to be busted open and enjoyed. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something worth while. It really makes you think and appreciate the relationship you have. There is a sequel to it, "Dead Broke", and I can't wait to read it. I am waiting in anticipation and am growing tired of waiting already and it's only been a day. Please take my advice and read this witty and smart novel by a very creative writer.   posted Jan 6, 2010 at 10:03PM

Cover ArtHoodlum
by K'wan.
If you are looking for something edgy and entertaining and are into K'WAN's books, then you'll love this one. I couldn't stop reading it. This book will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time, being surprised by every chapter. K'WAN was very smart in this book and did a great job. I recommend for readers into larceny and that type of stuff. K'WAN doesn't go that deep into romance in this book.   posted Dec 16, 2009 at 6:32AM

Cover ArtCounterfeit wives
by Duck, Phillip Thomas.
GREAT book!!! I absolutely loved it and the way it was written. The author really knows what he is doing, and I love the twist at the ending. I highly recommend.   posted Sep 29, 2009 at 5:43PM

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