i’ve been into books since i was a kid. for me, a trip to the library was like visiting an amusement park. things haven’t changed, and you can find me in an independent bookstore at least a few times a month.
my favorite books this fall are new and old, but goodies nonetheless. check out the list — trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
the mothers by brit bennett (pictured above) — i counted down the days until brit’s debut novel was released like a kid waiting on christmas. i’d read about the mothers in october’s issue of vogue, where the young author was profiled as one to watch. i’m not even finished reading it, but devoured the first 50 pages narrated from the voice of a group of church mothers who are all up in the drama and trauma of teenage love. the reviews promise that it won’t disappoint — i can already tell it’s a very thoughtful depiction of loss, struggle and maturation.
capture your style by aimee song — if you visit the blogisphere at all, chances are you’ve heard of aimee song of song of style. she’s hands down one of the most successful bloggers on the planet, often front row at fashion shows and even bagged a deal with beauty giant laura mercier. part of her huge success are dope ass pictures and social media engagement. in her first book, she explores what makes good instagram shots and how to build your brand’s influence. for the style pictures alone, it’s worth the read.
wild by cheryl strayed — this autobiography needs to be mandatory reading. it’s the story of cheryl’s torturous hike for hundreds of miles along the pacific crest trail. the year before, her mother had died, family fell apart and she divorced her husband. as if that’s not enough, she developed a serious heroin addiction that threatened her life. in wild, cheryl chronicles her journey literally and metaphorically. it’s one of the most relatable stories i’ve ever read — we’re all working to conquer our wildest fears.
what’s on your reading list?