One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more in 2017. Here are the books I picked up in March and April. The genres I read were (in order): poetry/essay and nonfiction-memoir.
Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine
First off, I love poetry. In high school I competed in Verse Reading for our Speech Team (nerd alert). Claudia Rankine’s prose is beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. These poems and essays examine everyday life and media representations of people of color in America. It’s an eye-opening and necessary read. Often times, people stray away from talking about race because we are supposedly a “post-race” society, but I encourage you to lean into the uncomfortable and pick up this book.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is the best. I loved her writing and acting on The Office and reading this book feels like you’re grabbing a cup of coffee with her. It’s a hodgepodge of ramblings (so it’s very appropriate to be talking about this book on my blog) and an easy, lighthearted read! I would categorize this book under “great beach reads.”
Next up: Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling
What great books did you pick up the past few months?