Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a TV watcher. I am like the female version of the cable guy. I watch so much TV that I quote lines from movies and shows on a daily basis. One day, someone asked me whats the latest book I read. With a blank stare, I said, I have no idea. It’s been so long since I’ve sat down, curled up on my couch, and just read. With a bookshelf full of some of my favorite authors, I couldn’t believe the neglect. So, I gave myself a personal challenge to read at least one new book a month for the remainder of this year. I’m a slow reader so I need a month. Don’t judge me.
I decided to go onto Amazon and checkout what books peaked my interest. I’m more of a self help book kind of girl, but I wanted to expand my reading palette. I found quite a few books about self love, losing a parent, and social injustice. Below are a few of the books I ordered and can’t wait to read them.
Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died, By: Ty Alexander
For those of you that may not know, Ty is one of my blogging buddies. I met Ty back in 2010 when she first moved to NYC. She has an ambitious, funny, and, feisty personality. When she first came to NYC, I remember her sharing that her mom was battling cancer. She shared some of those moments with us on her social media. After her mom loss the battle with cancer, Ty decided to channel her feelings by writing a book. In her new book, “Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died,” Ty candidly expresses her feelings about cancer, losing a parent, and life after loss of a parent. It’s a book that many can relate to. This book will make you cry and laugh.
You can checkout Ty’s blog HERE
I’m Judging You, The Do Better Manual By: Luvvie Ajayi
Within a matter of weeks, author and social media maven, Luvvie Ajayi has become a New York Times best selling author. If you follow Luvvie’s blog Awesomely Luvvie, then you know how wacky, funny, and blunt she is with her no filter approach to pop culture. In her new book, Luvvie addresses everything from Black Lives Matter to weird stuff people post on Facebook. I’m judging you is a Do Better Manual we all need, especially in the world of social media.
You Can’t Touch My Hair, By: Phoebe Robinson
Comedian Phoebe Robinson dishes on her experiences of being a black woman in America and all the stereotypes that comes with it. Phoebe talks about everything from people asking to touch her hair, how does a black woman like herself, could like U2 and Billy Joel. Phoebe’s book is a medley of topics ranging from race to feminism.
Have you read any of these books yet?