This winter, I’ve been digging my way through books. I started and stopped this one (the reviews were correct), and have since finished The Originals, and going back to a Toni Morrison favorite. The thing is, diving into the words of others at any point in time has become a great respite for me. Finding poetry and being inspired and more importantly, educated.
If you find yourself on the hunt for a few books to add to your collection, here’s a short guide to get you started.
Men Explain Things To Me I gifted this book to my dear friend a few weeks back. It’s a compilation of several essays. Even though it’s a short read, it’s powerful and inspiring.
We should All Be Feminists If you have yet to read this book, chances are, someone you know has. It’s a moving piece on modern feminism and inclusion, based on personal experiences from the author.
The Awakening. My friend, Maia, loved this book. It’s about a woman struggling between her unorthodox view on femininity and motherhood with prevailing social attitudes of the turn of the century.
Bound For The Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero This is one of the best history books with a wealth of research, recommended by my mother-in-law.
Bad Feminist:Essays Another easy read that is straight up hilarious and insightful. You need this one in your library.
(Art by Cali Sales for LaTonya Yvette)