Hey book lovers and welcome back to another week of Three to Read! As the weather warms up it’s time to get outside and find a comfy spot to read a good book. I prefer on my deck or under a tree to keep me cool. If you’re looking for a new book to pick up, you’ve come to the right place. Sit back, relax and enjoy these three new book recommendations you can add to your TBR or pick up today.
by Fiona mozley
Hot Stew takes place in London and the Soho where the main characters Precious and Tabitha live and work. When Agatha, a young women raised wealthy by a poor mother, becomes the landlord over their home she begins the process of forcing them out of their leases. What follows this is a tale of love, struggle and death. Hot Stew confronts questions about wealth and inheritance, gender and power, and the things women must do to survive in an unjust world.
This book was named one of the most anticipated books of 2021 by: The Millions, Buzzfeed, The Stylist, and more. Fiona Mozley is well known for her book Emlet which was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker prize. With so much anticipation behind her newest novel, we had to include in this weeks three to read!
EDITED BY JAMES CREWS
How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope offers readers poems that are deeply moving, empowering and relatable. Written by poets from all walks of life and all parts of the United States including inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and others. This book invites readers to use poetry as a part of their daily gratitude practice and to help them let go of negative emotions holding them back. Readers will also be able to experience moments of stillness and invitations to write and reflect throughout, enabling them to apply the skills they learn throughout the book to their daily lives.
As we slowly transition back to normal a lot of us can experience feelings of uncertainty and fear of what the future will bring. Taking a step back for a few minutes to read some positive uplifting words can help us through these crazy times. Whenever I’m having distressing thoughts, I pick up a book such as this one to help center myself and focus on what’s important.
by will dean
This psychological thriller starts by introducing us to Jane, whose name is not her own and is a victim of human trafficking kept prisoner on Lenn’s farm. She’s expected to do all of the cooking, cleaning and anything else Lenn has deemed the duties of a wife. She’s been trapped for seven years and is broken mentally and physically. Once circumstances lead to her chance of escape we are thrust into a brutal personal tale of the lengths with which she will go to survive and her attempt to reclaim her life. This book will keep your heartrate up and have you praying that Jane finds the freedom she deserves.
Will Dean is known for making his stories as accurate as possible, making the reader feel as though they are living it themselves. This book is no different. He captures the voice of the victim so beautifully and when she feels desperate, we feel that same desperation. This book also addresses a huge issue our society faces today, which is modern day slavery known as human trafficking. While we are engrossed within Jane’s fight for freedom, we can also take a step back and reflect on what we can do to help those who are victims of human trafficking.
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