Queenie

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.

Title:Queenie
Edition Language:English
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    Queenie Reviews

  • Emily May

    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...

  • Roxane

    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 rea...

  • Jazmen

    I dont think Ive been this disappointed in a book in quite some time.Im disgusted.Queenie with all of its rave reviews never hints at the alarming and problematic content.Queenie is a twenty-something...

  • Cindy Pham

    I empathized a lot with the protagonist and her struggles along with the portrayal of mental health, including the cultural stigma of seeking therapy, how childhood affects the way we treat relationsh...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 l...

  • PorshaJo

    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 thi...

  • Book of the Month

    Why I love itby Jojo MoyesI have to confess I have a prior interest in Queenies author, Candice Carty-Williams. A few years ago, I created a competition offering up my cottage to an aspiring writer in...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)

    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 t...

  • Lisa

    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 se...

  • Jennifer

    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 jud...