HOW MY LOVE FOR READING BEGAN
Reading books was a major part of my upbringing. My father was a linguist and devoted a lot of time to ensure that we had books to read on a regular basis.
There was a library in our home with shelves of books from the floor to ceiling, which were on all 4 walls. I remember sitting on the floor of our library on summer days getting lost in books.
I also have fond memories of my dad handing us catalogue mailers several times a year and allowing us to order a number of books. We would eagerly await their arrival in the mail. However, after a while, life got busy and my love of reading was very low on the totem pole.
REKINDLING MY LOVE FOR BOOKS
Several years ago, I got a Kindle to keep me company on my train ride to work. While scrolling through its books, I rediscovered one of my early childhood favourites. I find that reading is a favourite pastime that is calming and relaxing. In 2022, I would like to take the time to read more.
READING IS ESSENTIAL
After settling back in the United States, and coming into my own as a black woman, I have discovered the importance of these books. They help me navigate and understand topics that are foreign to me or that I sometimes take for granted.
We are 3 months into the New Year and I’m sharing 10 books that are on my list to read this year. I hope to do more reading this year, but I at least will complete these 10. I would love for you to check them out as well!
HERE ARE THE 10 BOOKS I AM READING IN 2022
- The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom: Build Wealth, Retire Early, and Live the Life of Your – Paris Woods
- Wahala: A Novel – Nikki May
- Bamboozled By Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams – Yvonne Orji
- In Every Mirror She’s Black: A Novel – Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
- Black Girls Must Die Exhausted – Jayne Allen
- We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power – Rachel Rodgers
- The Sweetness of Water – Nathan Harris
- Black Buck – Matea Askaripour
- The Turner House – Angela Flournoy
- The Other Black Girl: A Novel – Zakiya Dalila Harris
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