Books

Reviews and recommendations.

Assata Shakur: The Autobiography

Too often, it is made to seem like the struggles of people of color happened “so long ago”. More saddening is how the struggles of Black leaders and revolutionaries are silenced or denied. This first-person detailing of the wrongs done to an innocent woman should be more widely known and discussed.

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The Celestine Prophecy by #JamesRedfield

Focusing on the evolution of humanity, energy and relationships, the encounters train us in the insights & eventually help us reveal who we are personally, and what humans we are/can be as a species. This book ultimately (bravely) tries to explain the purpose & function of human existence — and what happened to the ancient Mayan civilization which disappeared centuries ago.

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“Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

From the writer of Harry Potter, here is an adult novel complete with gossip, adultery, family issues and social commentary staged in storyline of a British political office election. Instead of a main character, there are a variety of families to keep track of. Their stories intertwine seamlessly while providing the readers a wonderful (fictional) account of daily British life in soap-opera fashion.

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“Who Moved my Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

This short read will change the way you move. If you’re looking for a quick, motivational read that won’t bore you to death or weigh down your bag, this is the one for you. Through a fictional tale, you learn how your action affect your outcome.

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“Time Out” by Claudia Rowe

Written by President ELLA

This is one of the most heart-wrenching stories I’ve ever heard. Time Out details the real life story of Willard Jimerson, a man who went to jail at the age of 13 for “Lack of vision, Lack of purpose. [and] Poor self-image.” Claudia Rowe helps gather photos and details to tell Willard’s story and explain what happened the night he shot his classmate, Jamie Lynn Wilson, in the back. Combined with details of the political climate, we are able to see the societal circumstances that led Willard to the fateful night. 

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Written by PresidentELLA

Just in time for the Netflix series, my Kindle app granted me a free read of Margaret Atwood’s suspenseful tale. The entire time, I had no idea what was going on, but this is simply illustrative of how the main character (who doesn’t even have a real name) has no idea what is going on either. The same way she holds on and hopes for an answer, so do you. 

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The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten

Written by PresidentELLA

When a fair lady from London decides to ditch the corset and move to Morocco, in Northern Africa, even her husband is astounded; but he married you for your money and you don’t care what anyone thinks anyway. Oh… the loneliness of individuality. 

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“The Line” by @Amie_Knight #BookReview #Interview via @HEABookToursPR

Written by PresidentELLA

“Home” is where love is. All it takes is one person to show another love, to make them feel at home. Everly, named after the train station she was abandoned in as an infant, spent a great part of her life surviving on her own. “You can only run so long, and I’d been doing it since the beginning. A slew of abusive foster homes always had me running back to the streets. A place where I, strangely, always felt safest. The people on the streets ignored me, sure, but they didn’t beat me, try to touch me or starve me,” she explains about life before Mama Lou… before Cole.

Imagine being without food, shelter and love? The love of strangers is what ends up bringing her back home. The tale of strength, trust and compassion both melted my heart and revived it. Not only is this tear-tugging love story inspirational, but I got to send a few interview questions to the Amie Knight herself!  

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STAY by @authorjamielee hosted by @HEABookToursPR

HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO JAMIE LEE! STAY IS NOW LIVE! AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA | AMAZON AU STAY by Jamie Lee A Fighting Chance Novel Book 2 A chance meeting. One immediate reaction. Two unforgettable nights. A connection that cannot be forged or forgotten. Tess Cedric was unforgivingly gorgeous and recklessly…

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