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The Accidental Natural’s reading list

Mornin’ all!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. The kids in my neighbourhood blitzed us hardcore and not a candy is left. We had a bunch of princesses, some gangsters, ladybugs, pumpkins and more. Very cute and creative.

While I enjoy talking/writing about hair, I also love reading. So, especially while my hair’s braided (I’ll share that experience with you later today), I’m going to do a sometimes book review or reading list to share some of the good books I’ve found. They may not pertain to hair, but you have to diversify your mind, right?

Here’s what I’ve been reading:

  • Push – Sapphire: I bought this book on Tuesday and was finished by Wednesday afternoon. It’s a short book, but so heavy. It’s fiction, but we all know that there are many girls and young women living hard lives in cities around the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie this month.
  • The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill: I met Hill years ago at a book signing and he seemed to be a humble, extremely talented writer. This book chronicles the journey of Aminata Diallo as she writes her memoirs starting as a free child, going through the Middle Passage and more. I’m only on page 99, but I’m hooked.
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini: One of the best books that I’ve ever read. This was Hosseini’s first novel and he put his foot in it. I was reading it on the GO Train and tears sprang into my eyes — y’all, I don’t cry over books and movies. It was so touching and unbearably sad, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
  • The Coldest Winter Ever – Sister Souljah: The first and best street lit book out there. Yeah, everyone and their mama is writing street lit, but most of it sucks. Yes, Souljah spends a good part of the novel bigging herself up, but it’s still straight up one of the best urban novels you will read. Hands down.
  • The Christ Clone trilogy – James BeauSeigneur: I started reading Christian novels Left Behind, but I was so unimpressed by the writing. After doing some research on Amazon.com, I found out about the Christ Clone trilogy. If you’re into end times literature, this is the series for you. Dude has footnotes quoting scripture to back up his writing! Now, none of us know what the end will bring, but BeauSeigneur does a great job mixing his fictional account with Biblical scripture. It definitely gives you something to think about.

Of course there are many, many more books that I’ve read and am getting ready to read. I’ll continue to share them with you. So, readers, lurkers, what have you been reading? Share!

1 thought on “The Accidental Natural’s reading list”

  1. The Kite Runner – lawd I cried!! My little brother doesn’t read but he BOUGHT the book…and I read it after he did. It was great.

    I NEED to buy Push!

    I met Mr. Hill back in university when he came to speak about “The Blacker the Berry.” He was a very kind man. I need to buy “Negroes”.

    All the other ones I’ve read, especially the trilogy – thanks to you!

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