Spring Reading

I've always been a voracious reader. As a child pre-internet, I would go to the library two sometimes three times a week  during the summer to devour every book of interest. Now, fast forward to present day, I'm still a bookworm and I still try to read at least one book per week. For the month of May I fell into a theme of sorts that made me feel empowered and revived. I read books only by women and to add even more depth, all of the books were by women of color. Toni Morrison, La La Anthony, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie and Edwidge Danticat.

The authors grabbed my attention with wonderful words crafted in interesting and amazing fiction and non-fiction accounts of love, business, poverty, war and family. A number of the books are by award winning and critically acclaimed authors and then there is a reality star and a re-read from a self made former dumpster diver. What I've always loved about reading is not only getting wrapped into someone's story but I'm always amazed at the ability to craft words and spin them into a mental journey and exercise only a die-hard geek  could relate to. Here's a list of the books from my May reading list. What books are you reading?

Purple Hibiscus Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Brother, I'm Dying Edwidge Danticat

The Dew Breaker Edwidge Danticat

The Power Playbook La La Anthony

God Help the Child Toni Morrison

Bonus Book and Reread- #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso