It's (Lit)erature!

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Books have been an essential part of my life since I was very young. One Saturday, my mama went to a garage sale and came home with The Babysitter’s Club collection. It’s been on and poppin’ ever since. Reading books is a family thing ‘round here. Spencer has been able to recognize words since she was one year old and now as a kindergartner, she is reading on a third grade level.

After almost 20 something years, it took reading Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God to make me think twice about WHAT I was reading. Perfect example as to why I love books as much as I do. You expose yourself to things you may have never given a second thought. Guess you’ll have to read his novel for yourself to understand what I’m referring to. And, you should. It’s one of my all-time faves.

Got a book recommendation? Hit that yellow contact button in the top right corner. Please, do! I’m always looking for a good read.

 

What I'm Currently Reading

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn

**Although, there are a few minor details in the book I don't personally agree with, this is going to be an all-time favorite of mine. I will likely re-read it once a quarter like I do with Jen Sincero's You are a Badass.

What I Read in 2017

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

The Misadventures of Awdward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Truths. And Freedom. by Brandie Freely  *Wrote about this one in the blog post above.*

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Successful Women Speak Differently: 9 Habits That Build Confidence by Valorie Burton

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping

The Extreme Art of Self Care by Cheryl Richardson

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian

 

My all-Time Favorites

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Any novel by Reshonda Tate Billingsley

The Reverend Curtis Black Series by Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero