Welcome to my happy little corner of the Internet also known as the Maya Speight Command center. I wanted a place where I could put all of my social media content in one convenient location, so I shifted some things around and created the site where you’ve now found yourself.

Let me show you around…

Above the Maya Speight Header (pictured below), you’ll find the menu.


Home takes you, of course, home, meaning the main page.

About Me is a little more interesting. Click on it and you’ll find out more about me and this corner of the internet. Hover over it and you’ll see a dropdown menu which will take you to my BookTube Channel and Goodreads Profile.

Contact should be self-explanatory, but in case it isn’t, click Contact for how to get in contact with me should you want to say hi, are interested in partnering on a project, etc.

To the right of the blog post feed in the right sidebar (see picture), you’ll find all my social media.

right sidebar

At the very top is me and a short blurb of who I am. If you’re here, you probably already know who I am, but if not, Hi! I’m Maya.

Next (2nd from the top) is facebook. Honestly, I’m not on there that much, but I do have followers who use only facebook so I like to keep that avenue open for them.

Third from the top is the twitter feed which consists entirely of the fun stuff I found on the internet that I’ve retweeted.

Lastly is instagram. You’ll see me most there, generally once a day, sometimes a few times a week. That feed consists of pictures of books, food and my face (not necessarily in that order.)

If you’d rather cut out the middle man and just follow me on the social media site itself, my links are below. (just click the icon and you’ll be redirected to my page on the site.)


Thanks for visiting!

❤ Maya

February BookTube Recap

February BookTube Recap

Have you missed my BookTube videos? Well, don’t you worry. Here they are, conveniently in one location in the order in which I uploaded them. Now you can marathon them or just watch the ones you missed. I thought I’d try out this format for sharing my videos with you all. Instead of an individual post for each video, I figured I’d put them all in one post. I hope you enjoy! And if you would like to stay up to date on my videos, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMVxL4PKW9rHkDHPO4-tdA

❤ Maya

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski | Book Review

January Wrap-up | February TBR

Infinite Book Challenge

February Book Haul *Most Viewed

Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Book Courtship Tag | Happy Valentine’s Day!

African American Book Recommendations | Happy Black History Month!

African American Books TBR *Most Comments

Happy Black History Month! | Book Recommendations

Happy Black History Month! | Book Recommendations

My name is Maya and I am a proud African American Woman. I get even more proud during Black History Month when African Americans get a front seat and being African American is celebrated. Today, I feel it is my duty to highlight some of my favorite books by African Americans. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!

❤ Maya



Favorite First Lines

Favorite First Lines

Since it’s January and the first month of the year, I figured this was the best segue into talking about my favorite first lines in books. I hope you enjoy!

Be sure to share your favorite first line in the comment section below. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. I make new videos every Wednesday.

❤ Maya

The Books

The Mediator by Meg Cabot
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Watchers: Last Stop by Peter Lerangis
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
their eyes were watching god by Zora Neale Hurston
One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
Love Story by Erich Segal
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
The Pink Slip by Rita Ciresi


My Top Ten Favorite Book Covers

My Top Ten Favorite Book Covers

I know we’re not supposed to judge books by their covers, but maybe just this once, it will totally be okay. I’m going to share with you all my top 10 favorite book covers (the last three count as one because they’re a series.) I hope you enjoy the video and the judge-worthy cover art. For more of my videos, subscribe to my channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMVxL4PKW9rHkDHPO4-tdA.

Have a wonderful day!
❤ Maya