Today is National Read a
Damn Book Day and I did a lot of reading (and listening via Audible and hibooks) this summer. Below, is my list of past, current and future reads.
- The Hate U Give (awesome book, Jackson native and premieres as a movie in October)
- Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (the author is fine AF, finished this book in a day or so, this needs to be a movie)
- The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir (more of the aunty of black Hollywood, very insightful but should’ve been a shorter book)
- Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (must read, left me depressed for a couple of days)
- An American Marriage: A Novel (awesome book, hated the narration)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God (classic)
- In the County We Love: My Family Divided (timely read)
- The Power of Positive Thinking (I mailed copies to all my negative family members)
- Think and Grow Rich (meh)
- Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House (I wanted the tea, she delivered but her narration was horrendous)
- The Power of Now: A Guide of Spiritual Enlightenment (double meh)
- I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Race and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé (this book reflects my thoughts on religion)
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth (half meh)
- Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (I need to finish this book)
- Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires (must read or listen)
- House of Leaves (this book is over 700 pages, don’t rush me)
- The Alchemist (I’ve been reading this book for like 5 years, don’t care if it’s your fav, I am bored)
- Crazy Rich Asians
- How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
- Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
- Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry (Women in American History)
- Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
- Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) (do not buy audio, narration is terrible, and I returned it for a paperback)
- Dread Nation
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and get as far away as possible.
Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a fellow blogger (hey Jessica) in which we discussed our distaste for nice people. After being on this earth for 30 years, I am convinced that nice people are the devil’s spawn and because I’m always looking out for you guys, I’ve created a preliminary guide to help you dodge these hell Angels.
- Nice people want to be your friend on demand. They don’t want to get to know you, cyberstalk you, test your hair follicle, obtain a blood sample or wait the standard 3 to 5 years. They just want to be your friend immediately, like a weirdo.
- Upon arrival, nice people will approach you like excited puppies. They can’t wait to speak to you. Make a u-turn, head back to your car and get the hell out of there!
- Nice people hug you with both arms opposed to the one-arm side hug.
- Nice people call, email and or text you “because they were thinking about you and wanted to reach out.”
- If you’re running late to a dinner
your husband made you attend, nice people wait for you to arrive before ordering their food.
- Nice people not only remember your birthday but send you a gift. If I were you I would sell it on eBay, get the cash and buy yourself an untainted gift.
- Nice people compliment you on your makeup, hair and attire. Go home, change.
Nice people will read this blog post and ask “what’s wrong with being nice?” If you’re that type of person, I will block you.
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