What I’m Reading This Month: May

As I said before, I just finished up my last semester of undergrad.  Though it’s a somewhat scary and uncertain time, there is one thing I’m definitely excited about – now I have more time to read for fun.

I love reading, and in high school I used to devour books as often as a weekly basis.  Once college started and my reading load got heavier, I had less time to read for pleasure.  And while I did find Gramsci and cultural hegemony interesting, I’m glad I get to read a few picks of my own.  Here’s what I’m reading during the month of May.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist, Courtesy, Wikipedia

“The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.”

 

 The Other Side of Paradise

The Other Side of Paradise, Courtesy, Real Vail

Staceyann Chin has appeared on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show , CNN, and PBS, discussing issues of race and sexuality. But it is her extraordinary voice that launched her career as a performer, poet, and activist. Here, she shares her unforgettable story of triumph against all odds in this brave and fiercely candid memoir.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

The Warmth of Other Suns, Coutesy, Chicago Reader

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

 

 

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