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Mash Up: What I’m Reading, What I Want to Read, What I Read
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Tayari Jones
February 2012
Written by
Tayari Jones
February 2012

Like everybody, I have a long list of books that I have been meaning to read.  I have another list of books I am in the middle of reading. Yes, I am one of those people that have one book that I am reading at home, another at work to read at lunch, and then there is always an audio book on my iPod.  And then, there are the books that I have actually read.  So, here’s a quick round up.

Passing Love by Jacqueline Luckett.  It’s a lovely, romantic novel.  If we ever get some snow this winter, I would recommend curling up with this in front of the fire with a nice hot chocolate.

Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston.  I have been hearing Pam Houston read from this for years and now it’s finally out.  It’s a hard book to summarize, but I’ll try.  This is a collections of vignettes about her live and loves as she travels all around the world.  See, that doesn’t do it justice.  Trust me. It’s really good.  And, I am in it, as myself.  (My first cameo!)

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson.  I gave this to my dad for Christmas.

After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God by Jacqueline Holness.  I am trying to branch out and read more non fiction and spiritual works.  I am also interested in just hearing the stories of women who have had so many different experiences with the church.

A Gathering of Waters by Bernice MacFadden.  It’s a new look at the story of Emmit Till.  Very creatively rendered. NPR is doing backflips.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It’s a memoir and basically everyone in the entire twitterverse is madly in love with it.

Creatures Here Below by O.H. Bennett.  I think I need more books by brothers in my life.

Okay, that’s all for this list.  I’ll update every month. And after I finish the books, I will post my thoughts on Goodreads.  Tell me, what’s on your TBR list?

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