Reading is FUNdamental!
It’s always good to find ways to stimulate the brain, especially when it’s done through reading a good book. Over the weekend, some friends of mine told me about their favorite reads.
Question: What are some of your favorite books?
Sharon: My favorite book has to be “Black Girls Rock!” It is an emotionally-appealing and riveting book that compiles essays written by notable black women (e.g. Solange, Danai Gurira, etc) about black culture, feminism/womanism, success and much more. A great read for those who want to understand the lives of black women and embrace cultural differences.
Lissa: “Indigenous Australia for Dummies” is an interesting and very informative read for those wanting to learn more about the Indigenous people of Australia. I recommend this book because I’ve noticed a lot of people are curious about [the Indigenous people] but don’t know where to look to learn more about them.
Jada: ““Fifty Shades of Grey.” Mostly because I love the plot.”
Diamond: “I don’t really like to read books. I’m more of a visual learner. However, I do like “Alice in Wonderland.”
Camille: “The “Rot and Ruin” series. I like post-apocalyptic [books]. Also, it’s coming-of-age.”
Anjel: “Probably “A Dog’s Life”. It’s a very transformative experience and an insight on not only the life of a stray dog, but what it means to be kind to all.”
Jamal: “"A Beautiful Mind”. I’m just really into things such as schizophrenia and how it may be an insight to the world that we don’t actually see or perceive as a reality. Makes me wonder what makes the world I visualize more real than what they see. Because in the end, who knows what’s real?”
“Heavy” by Kiese Laymon
“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
“American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson
“Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi