Fall is officially here. Not only because it’s scientifically Fall but because the weather is beginning to feel like Fall. What better weather to cozy up with a cup-o-whatever warm and a good book? This year I challenged myself to read at least one book a month and I think I’m well on my way to reaching my goal (let me know if you want a mini book review). For the last few month of the year, I’ve compiled a list of books that I want to read. The official first day of winter is December 21st, so we have to get going! Here’s a list of 5 in no particular order. The goal is to get through them all, obviously, but at least, 3.Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
From what I’ve heard, this book is a memoir where the author takes off on an extremely long hike across the Pacific Crest in search of herself, really. She goes alone from what I understand so this is a journey about self-discovery. I’m very interested to read about what she learned on her journey both on the trail and within. I guess I’m kind of interested in learning about the author as well.
The Nixby Nathan Hill
I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but I just love the cover of this book and I have no idea why. I first heard about it through Amerie’s YouTube channel, where she does book reviews, and I’ve been intrigued to read it. The main character is an author who is struggling to fulfill a contract that he has with his publisher. Something happens in his life, I believe to his mom, and he’s torn (or maybe not torn) between keeping it private or writing about it to satisfy his publisher and I’m sure his bank account. I probably have that all wrong but that’s what I think it’s about and I’m ready to give it a read.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
I’ve seen this book at least 4 times in the past couple of months and I have no idea what it’s about but it must be good, right? So here it is on my list. I’ll update you all in the future.
Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
I remember seeing my older sister and cousins read EJD books when I was a kid. I’ve only ever read one (Milk in my Coffee) and I think I snuck to read it. I had to be about 15 so I don’t remember much of it, but let’s see what these are about. I assume they’ll be relatable in some way, as EJD is all about African-American contemporary writing. At the very least I hope it’s entertaining.
The Edge Becomes the Center by D.W. Gibson
This is a nonfiction book about gentrification in the 21st century. I’ve only been alive a little while, but the way neighborhoods have changed since I been outside is pretty cray. Let’s see what I learn from this one.
What are some books on your list to be read? Have you read any of the titles above?
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