I only have a few books on my radar for this month. Check them out down below! 🙂
- The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir: Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire readers.
Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by “inner soldiers,” Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.
We watch as Jenifer develops icon status stemming from a series of legendary screen roles as the sassy, yet loveable, mama or auntie. And we watch as her emotional disturbances, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptationsmovie, launch her on a continuing search for answers, love, and healing.
Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with sixteen-pages of color photos, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”
From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest (Goodreads.com)
Sin of a Woman: Kimberla Lawson-Roby
( This is book 14 ( yes 14 lol) in the Reverend Curtis Black series. This series has kept me captivated for years. Each time I think this author can’t take the series any further, she finds a way to keep the characters vivacious and full of life! I would suggest reading this series from the start, but this book can be read as a stand alone novel )
Raven Black is bouncing back after her very public divorce from Dillon. He’s done everything he can to discredit her, but she’s learned from her mistakes and him. In fact, she’s become her ex-husband in more ways than one and is slowly but surely leading those connected to her down a terrible path of destruction. Playing with the lives of innocent people has dire consequences, the kind that Raven won’t see coming. ( Goodreads.com)
- Ghana Must Go: Taiye Selasi
Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.
Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais’ circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kweku’s death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother’s new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered—until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge.
Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide. ( Goodreads.com)
- Daughters of Grace Devotional : Created by the Daily Grace Co.
The Daughters of Grace study is a study of the women of the Bible and the God of grace. The 8.5×11 full color book covers 28 women of the Bible. The book includes study questions and is perfect for group or individual study. I’m going you use this to do some in depth study of some the Bible’s most exciting characters. This company has so many aesthetically beautiful and well written devotionals on many different books and themes. Check them out!
That’s it for this month! I’m halfway through my first book and looking forward to a month full of enjoyable reading! Till next time!
( This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. All synopsis’ are courtesy of thedailygraceco.com and Goodreads.com)