Mid-Year Check In!

Hi friends! 

 I cannot believe it’s already the end of July. Half of the year is gone! This year is flying by, but truthfully as I get older, the years are becoming a blur, haha…

I set a few reading goals this year:1). To read 20 books by Black women, a wonderfully challenged started on Instagram. 2). To read outside my comfort zone. 3). To read more romance novels. I think I will easily accomplish all these goals by the end of the year. I’m currently on book 13, written by a Black woman, and my reads include contemporary fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, romance, and young adult fantasy. As far as romance goes, I’ve read a few romance books, and I haven’t enjoyed any. I must be selecting the wrong ones; I’ll keep working on this goal.  

What are your reading goals this year?

Here is a list of my top five books so far this year, in no particular order:

  1. Recitatif by Toni Morrison 
  2. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  3. Communion: The Female Search For Love by bell hooks
  4. All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks
  5. Kindred by Octavia Butler 

All excellent reads and I strongly recommend them.  

So, reader, have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite reads this year?