Barack Obama Unveils Summer Reading List

Barack Obama Unveils Summer Reading List

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Though it’s almost the end of Summer (thanks, Obama), it’s never too late to settle into a hammock with a good book! This week, the former president posted a list of books he’s been reading this summer. Obama often releases lists of the books, music, and movies he’s enjoyed and wants to share with his large following. Personally, I think he has great taste, but at the very least it’s always interesting to have a little peak into the mind of a political figure. If you’d like to see the post you can click here, but below is the caption …

9 Poignant Books by Black Authors You Have to Read

9 Poignant Books by Black Authors You Have to Read

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Beautifully written and deeply moving, these nine books explore race and identity. Tinged with each author’s personal experience, these stories are raw, visceral, and unapologetic.   Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi     Image Via Amazon   Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into separate villages. They go on to face wildly different fates; Effia marrys an Englishman and lives out a life of comfort, while Esi is sold into slavery and shipped off to America.  One vein follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of turmoil in Ghana as the Asante and Fante nations wrestle with colonization. The other vein follows …

6 Chilling Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Spooky TV Shows

6 Chilling Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Spooky TV Shows

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We love Halloween- it’s scary, campy, and you can be whatever you want to be (which you can mostly do all the time, unless what you want to be is a ghoul or a sexier version of something decidedly unsexy). Unfortunately, getting down to the last episode of your favorite show is not the fun kind of scary. But if your show is on this list, here are some spooky, whacky, and genuinely frightening reads to tide you over.     Buffy the Vampire Slayer       Those of us with Buffy nostalgia face a challenge that can be scarier than the show itself- …