What I’m Reading

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen

I LOVE to read! If I could get paid to do it, I’d be Bill Gates’ best friend. Look here for what I’m currently reading and the books I highly recommend, in no particular order. My favorite genres are mystery and memoir—so you’ll see lots of those kinds of books on my list.

If you live in an apple and are a bookworm like I am, I recommend signing up for Book of the Month. They find the best new reads—with an emphasis on early releases, fresh perspectives and debut authors.

Currently Reading

The Push by Ashley Audrain 

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Outlawed by Anna North

My Favorite Cookbooks

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals From a Sweet and Savory Life by Rachael Ray

Meals, Music, and Muses – Recipes from my African American Kitchen by Alexander Smalls

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day by Alexander Smalls

An Anti-Racist Reading List

This is the beginning of an anti-racist reading list from The City of Asylum, an organization dedicated to promoting a safe space where writers can express themselves creatively without fear of persecution: https://www.cityofasylumbooks.org/anti-racist-reading-list.

You’ll find a mix of nonfiction, literature and poetry – all are good starting points for reading about race.

Look here for a list of resources you can use to make a difference and support Black Lives Matter.