I have a very ambitious June reading list… here’s what I have on the agenda ! Wish me luck! (By the time you read this I have already finished one book and am halfway through my 2nd and 3rd!)
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.
Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today
Great book! I read this in one sitting as it is a very short book! I don’t agree with everything the author says, but there are quite a few good points that she taps into. If you are interested in feminism as it pertains to African culture , pick this book up!
Tyler Johnson Was Here: Jay Coles
When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.
The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.
I’m currently reading this one. A little more profanity than I tend to prefer and its laced with some tough content. However, so far so good! If you enjoyed “The Hate U Give” this book is right up your alley.
Leaving Atlanta: Tayari Jones
An award-winning author makes her fiction debut with this coming-of-age story of three young black children set against the backdrop of the Atlanta child murders of 1979
I just read “An American Marriage” by this author and really loved it. I’m looking forward to diving into this one.
The Pressure Trap: Heather Lindsey
Do you feel stressed out and pressured about life? In this book, The Pressure Trap – Heather Lindsey exposes how to be free from the pressures of society so that you can fully do what God has called you to do. Don’t get caught in the trap of being pressured by this world. Instead, break free to do what God has called you to do! In this book, Heather tackles being pressured in the following areas: · Singlehood · Marriage · With your Children · Ministry · Your Job · Your career/purpose · Family
And so much more! It is time to walk in freedom and it starts now!
I’ve read several books by Heather Lindsey and I just love all that she stands for and represents! I can’t wait to see how Heather brings God’s word to life through these pages. I just admire how down to earth and real she is through her writing. It’s cathartic to read!
Overlooked : Does Anyone See Me and What I’m Going Through?: Cornelius Lindsey
Have you ever felt overlooked by God? Have you felt like you’re always the bridesmaid or the groomsman but never the bride or groom? Have you felt like you’re always the last to be considered—like you’re forgotten by your friends and family? Are you searching for answers to these questions and so many more? If so, this book is for you. Cornelius takes you on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. He challenges you to think differently about what it means to be overlooked. Writing about his own experiences and sharing stories from people he’s encountered while traveling the world, he explores the feelings everyday people have about significance, self-worth and finding their place in the world. Take this journey of self-discovery and answer the question: Does anyone see me and what I’m going through?
I’m also currently reading this book and already I’m captivated! This is the first book I’m reading by Cornelius Lindsey ( husband to Heather Lindsey) and I’m already looking into picking up a few more.:)