Thursday, March 12, 2015

What I'm Reading

I'm bringing back "What I'm Reading!" Perhaps, the excitement in that exclamation mark is misplaced. I'm not sure if you liked reading reviews about the books I was churning through last year or not. I tried to bring it back last September (here) but ultimately didn't follow through. Now, I'm focused and exited for the series' return. This blog is supposed to be about moving towards a life well lived and I think a lot of my growth has happened through reading. Whether I'm plugging through a self-help book or a fictional page turner, I've pulled something from each one--including how to be a better writer/storyteller in my own right.

Here's what I read while being lazy and not posting reviews. Awesome books (some so good they got a second read) and widely varied. I laughed, I cried, I was inspired and kicked in the ass. This was a great run and I owe it to Audible (and no, I'm not being paid to say that).

Here's what I'm reading (and loving) now:

If you haven't heard of Issa Rae (I'd be shocked), you should give The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl a read. You should also check out her uber successful, award winning (and wonderfully, relatably (don't think that's a word) hilarious) web series by the same name. The series has over 20 million views. She is currently working on a pilot for HBO with Larry Wilmore called Insecure, which will focus on themes/situations similar to those in ABG. I haven't finished the book yet but it is a short, easy read so I'm likely to be finished by the weekend.

I'm not sure what's up next but there are 41 items on my wish list to choose from. So here's the twist. I want you to read with me! Yay! Homework for you! I'm not going to do a Google Chat book club or anything but I will post a review and book club questions. Feel free to engage with me or others in the comments OR push the book on your friends and have them over for cocktails, food and book chat. The March book is The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Starting in April, the book of the month will go up on the 1st of the month and the questions will be posted towards the end of the month. If you haven't finished, skip the questions until you do, as there might be spoilers. Happy reading. 

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