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:
- Recitatif by Toni Morrison
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
- Communion: The Female Search For Love by bell hooks
- All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks
- 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?