5 BOOKS PERFECT FOR SUMMER READING
where are all my book lovers at? y’all this year i have set a reading goal of 50 books, the good news is i’m already 30 books in! today i decided to share 5 books that will make great summer reads let’s get into #hotreadssummer i totally just made that up 😂
i should say that my favorite genres to read are non fiction & fiction, historical fiction (love it), contemporary, fantasy, classic lit, i read pretty much anything that touches on harlem renaissance.
i selected this book for my BOTM read it is the second novel from Britt Bennett and follows the lives of twins sisters set in the deep south during the 1960’s as one of the sisters passes for and decides to live her life as white. Now i haven’t read the book yet i like to wait for the hype to settle down lol…it is on my summer TBR (to be read) shelf.
Conjure Women is the debut novel from Afia Atakora she tells a story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women! i couldn’t put this book down for me it was a phenomenal read!
i’ve had this book on my TBR for way to long i’m ready to dive into it this summer it definitely seems fitting.
“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness–not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity.
Bernice McFadden is one of my favorite authors i just really resonate with her style and subject matter. This is a must read for me on my quest to read all of her work!
Nowhere Is a Place is a powerful portrait of family secrets, damage, and healing, probing deep below the surface of an African American family’s history to mend present day relationships
whew Octavia Butler owns science fiction! if you’re a fan of this genre and haven’t read any of her books i highly recommend starting with Kindred.
Parable of the sower was written in published in 1993 and follows a family in the year 2020 where climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos! California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions.
there you have it! have you read any of these or are you willing to give any a read this summer? let me know!