Looking for a wonderful book to get lost in?
If you are anything like me, you spent a lot of time reading while in quarantine this past year! Shit, what else were you going to do with the world on time out? I set a goal to read fifteen books written by black authors, and I thought I would share five of my favorites, so far, with you!
This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
Divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work, when she spots a man standing at the edge of a bridge about to commit suicide. She quickly pulls over, and convinces the man (Emmett) to join her for a cup of coffee. Then the two are followed over the course of the weekend, leading readers down an emotional and suspenseful path.
Black Girl, Call Home (Poems) by Jasmine Mans
This Part diary and part love letter, Man's collection of moving prose is, as its title suggests, a call home — for herself, and for all Black women on a journey back to themselves. This poet has recreated memories and beloved moments in this timeless piece of work that should be re-read whenever your heart needs it.