Harmony’s Ultimate Spring/Summer Reading List
If you’re like me, then you’re probably a huge book nerd. Not sure? Do signs that read “free books” attract you? If the answer is yes, then you are! There’s no shame in loving books. Below are some of my favorite book suggestions and I want to share them with you all. And if you’re a nerd like me, you’re always on the search for new books. These are some of my favorite books in my library.
- Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
This book is compiled of letters, email exchanges, and lectures all by the famous activist, Angela Davis. Davis discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and explains how it connects with the movement and protests in Palestine. It’s an amazing read if you’re looking to grow your knowledge on both topics.
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This book is a classic! It follows the life of a beautiful woman named Janie. We follow her throughout her different stages of life: through childhood, teens, marriage and divorce. Hurston explores and critiques traditional gender roles, race, and class through this comedic, yet tear jerking novel. I suggest you pick a warm sunny day and to read this in one sitting. It’s that good!
3. Sula by Toni Morrison
This book right here, y’all let me tell you! Toni Morrison in my humble opinion is the greatest American writer of all time. If that doesn’t convince you enough to read this book (and all her books) let me try harder. Sula follows the life of two best friends named Sula and Nel. Sula is a strong, determined, sexy woman who isn’t afraid to be herself in the face of adversity. It’s a quick read, but will leave a lasting impact on your life.
4. A Bound Woman Is A Dangerous Thing by DaMaris B. Hill
This book is not an easy one. Hill takes her readers on a journey through history, she uses real life stories and explores what it means to bound through her poems. I was actually in a book reading group where we discussed major themes of this book. I suggest you read this one with a friend.
P.S. I had the opportunity to meet DaMaris B. Hill, she’s awesome and her mind is incredible.
5. Sad Black Girl by Harmony Edosomwan (Me)
Y’all I published my first book of poems last year! Sad Black Girl is a book of poetry, tips, and illustrations that explore what it means to be a black woman and struggle with mental illness. Shameless plug but I couldn’t help it!