New Month, New Books.
I am trying to keep up with reading while working. So far this month I read one book and dabbled more into poetry. I downloaded the The Vanishing Half By Brit Bennet and looking forward to starting it this weekend!
Red At The Bone
By Jacqueline Woodson. This book is so beautifully written, I’ve had to stop multiple time because I was too emotional. Jacqueline Woodson has a way with words and when combined, they strike cords within your soul. The struggle of a young mother wanting more, made me resonate with the character. I am not a mother but I kept questioning my “young” self, if that we me, would I have walked away to fulfill my destiny. Even if that meant walking away from a child. I found my inner self saying yes, when I know the “correct” answer is no. The book is a quick read and I highly recommend it!
“Something about memory. It takes you back to where you were and lets you just be there for a time.” – Jacqueline Woodson
Teaching My Mother To Give Birth
By Warsan Shire. Somali-British poet, with words that pulse through you! I read the first quote, before page one, and I had to put it down for a few days…
“I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they were still together.” – Warsan Shire
By Candice Carty-Williams. I read this book in July but still worth recommending! Queenie is a fictional, young woman living in England. Her story shines a light around the complexities of being a young woman, dating, finding yourself, learning to speak up and so much more! There were time where I found myself getting frustrated with Queenie but remembered I used to be in similar shoes. The audio book was fantastic, almost like a movie but better!
Books On My To-Read List
The Black Unicorn By Poet, Audre Lorde
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
Well Read Black Girl By Glory Edim
The Vanishing Half By Brit Bennet