“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
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.
An Anti-Racist Reading List
Reading can seriously damage your ignorance. Educate yourself.
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.
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
My Best Seller List
The Guest List by Lucy Foley (April 2020’s Book of the Month)
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (May 2020’s Book of the Month)
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (June 2020’s Book of the Month)
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
Beach Read by Emily Henry
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young
the woman in the window by A.J. Finn
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Eeeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge (this is a part of a series but I’ve only read this book)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
three women by Lisa Taddeo
“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”
The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (May 2020 Book of the Month)
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (May 2020 Book of the Month)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Bet Keane
I book journal because it combines the two things I love the most—reading and writing! I take note of every book I finish reading and a few details to remember them by. If you’re interested, purchase the journal I use faithfully.