I’m an avid book reader. You know the one with books in boxes. Books in piles next to a bookshelf filled with books. It’s a mess! I love it though. I’m the type that will still read a book no matter how bad it is or will be. Giving writers the benefit of the doubt. I’m a huge fan of African American fiction and self-help books. Deviating from that….I am broadening my horizons. Trying to diversify my fictional reach (not sure if that’s a thing…lol).
I know I’m a little late but here’s what’s on my fall reading list:
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
If you read milk and honey, you’ll have an idea of what the sun and her flowers is all about. I love her raw and uncut way of expressing her thoughts in her collections of poetry. the sun and her flowers is divided into five chapters: wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.
Behold the dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Doesn’t the title sound dreamy?! Behold Dreamers follows a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem and his family. After a bit of luck, he soon realizes that things are not as they seem, no matter how they appear on the outside. I am excited to read this book because of the reviews I have read and the fact that it was a pick on Oprah’s book club.
Vaster than the Sky, Greater than the Space: What You Are Before You Becam by Mooji
I am always looking for ways to improve my mind, body, and spirit. Mooji definitely brings inspiration and forces us to seek “truth” to achieve oneness. Hoping that this books brings that “truth” to my personal life and relationships I that I bring in.
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
I toyed with the decision to purchase this book given the book’s closeness to the reality of many. After reading reviews, I have decided to give this book a chance. This book discusses topics like racism, gangs, police violence, change, and reality.
The Subtle Art of not Giving a F–k: A Counter-intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
I am always looking for a no holds barred approach to self-help. Society tends to have such an effect on the decisions we make and this book may definitely give some the wisdom to know what to and what not to care about. In a world full of flaws, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F–k shows us how to determine which cares we should not give a f–k about.
Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey
I had to add one of my favorite series to the list. Eric Jerome Dickey is one of my favorite authors. I have been following the Gideon series since book 1. Looking forward to his latest installment. I hope it is as sexy and thrilling as the rest.
Ruby By Cynthia Bond
I have read a lot of mixed reviews about this book. Beautiful, dark, horrifying- all words used to describe this book, leaving some readers unable to finish the book due to some the dark and gory details used. The book involves Ruby Bell, a woman forced to face the devastating violence of her past and the possibility of love in her future from a man who has loved her since he was a boy.
Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Your Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Fear is always the culprit when it comes to not living the life we desire. In Big Magic, Elizabeth provides the tools needed to achieve our most creative lives. I’m a daydreamer by heart so creativity is a must. I am always looking for ways to conquer fear and grab life by the horns.
What’s on your fall reading list? Let me know in the comments. Always looking for new books to read and discover.
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