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African American Writers, Book Reviews, Literature

The Ultimate Literati Trick: Open A Book & Read It

Somebody ScreamI had to share my book list with the world this morning. Though my life is super busy as a graduate student (I’m a future librarian check out my library blog.), dog-owner, literary arts advocate, and my other titles that I hold dear to my heart, I love to read books!

Yes, it is almost May and I have read like it is going out of style. Have you heard about Amazon.com purchasing Goodreads? They say it’s the best merger since sliced bread in the 21st century. I found it to be rather dismal news. Amazon owns everything in regard to books and e-publishing these days. I’ve challenged myself to read 10 books this year (outside of school, outside of journalism, outside of creative writing, and outside of life’s bullshit)

I buy hardback and paperbacks on the regular, and I do adore my Kindle Fire… I just don’t have the time to turn on the device when I can flip a page (… love the printed pages vs. the tablet keys). Okay, so be brave with me and delve in to some of these books. I would love your reaction. The purpose of this article again is to trick you in to reading a book. Let me know if it works.

My Book List 2013

1.) I Am Not Sidney Poitier, by Percival Everett

2.) Swan, by Africa Fine

3.) Brooklyn Follies, by Paul Auster

4.) Somebody Scream, by Marcus Reeves

5.) Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, by Duncan Tonatiuh

6.) Better Single Than Sorry, by Jen Schefft

7.) Color, Sex, and Poetry, by Gloria T. Hull

8.) Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama

9.) Changing My Mind, Zadie Smith

10.) Rat, by Fernanda Eberstadt

Bonus:

Life in Technicolor Vol.1, by Tunisia Meek

GRAFFITI NOMMO Spoken Words and Short Stories From The Sunsum, by Nikala Asante

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