Yesterday I was walking outside with my jacket open enjoying my 9 degree celsius weather ( where I live in the middle of February thats unusually warm!) and today I woke up to a winter wonderland blizzard / freezing rain mess!!! It was at that moment that I decided that it was finally time to enter my Canadian winter hibernation mode! Insert long lazy evenings indoors with Netflix and some good reads! These are some of the books that I hope to delve into this season!
Every Little Step, My Story by Bobby Brown:
This is a book I have wanted to read for a while, but had been put on the back burner and then eventually forgotten. But with the New Edition biopic that just aired, I ran to my bookshelf and dug it out. There’s always 3 sides to every story; what he said, what she said and the truth and I am interested in hearing Bobby’s side of the stories we’ve all watched and heard about. Im already 100 pages in and I’m glad I picked this up again!
How’s Your Soul by Judah Smith:
Judah Smith is a Christian author of many books, two of which I have previously read and loved! When I saw that he was releasing a new book, I had to get my hands on it . This one focuses on the inner you – your soul and keeping it in check! Can’t wait to pick this one up.
Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes :
This book is written by the daughter of acclaimed pastor T.D. Jakes. Sarah has notably been through lots of ups and downs and has turned her situations into inspirations for many. This book simultaneously walks us through the story of Ruth and Naomi as it parallels to our own lives . I’m currently reading this one already and I am really enjoying it!
A Moment of Silence( Midnight III) by Sister Souljah:
This is a continuation of a story I have been following for a long time. Are there any “Coldest Winter Ever” fans out there? If there are , you’d know that is where we first met Midnight. This series really focuses on his life from its rough beginnings in Africa to his migration to the United States of America and his subsequent rises and falls.
Neecey’s Lullaby by Cris Burks:
This book was passed on to me by a friend . This book deals with the plight of the main character Neecey, who is living in 1950’s America with an absent father and an absentee mother. Neecey has to grow up real quick and this is her story. This is a real quick read so I hope to get to this one really soon!
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley :
This is a re-read for me. I read this as a young girl about 12 0r 13. I wanted to read it as an adult because I think there is so much more I can gain from it now.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie :
I have been trying to read this book for about 2 years and it always get shifted to the back burner! Well I am determined to get this read this winter!! I love this author! Ive read some of her other books like “Americanah” and “Purple Hibiscus” which I loved so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one too. This one has more of a African political twist to it which is a subject I am interested in becoming more knowledgeable about.
So that’s it folks? What are you reading this winter? Any other suggestions for me? Let me know!