I got a $10 gift card from Barnes and Noble sooo I got these books, except for The New Jim Crow– that book I am currently reading and purchased that about a year ago. My to read list is long. #allwomenofcolor #weneeddiversebooks #daisyhernandez #claudiarankine #celesteng #authors #women
¡¡Hola mi gente!!
I hope everyone had a great time spending it with their loved ones this holiday season!
So, it has been a little while since I’ve posted so I’m bringing the latest books I’ve purchased…
Loitering by Charles D’Ambrosio
The Empathy Exam by Leslie Jamison Happiness Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz
And many more books to come! Enjoy! #books #blogger #loverofbooks #booksgivemelife #loveoflibros
I picked the first book, Dismantle, because a lot of my NYC Latina Writers Group sisters are at VONA (Google) with some of the authors that make up this anthology! I suggest every writer of color pick this gem up. It also includes Junot Diaz’s essay on MFA vs POC as the introduction. The next book is ‘An Untamed State’ by Roxane Gay… wow is all I have to say about that one.. She has become my new favorite author. I learned about her work recently and so far this book is intriguing and edge-off -your-seat type of book… It starts like this, to give you an idea, “…they held me captive thirteen days. They wanted to break me. It was not personal. I was not broken. This is what I tell myself.”