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7 MUST READ BOOKS FOR FALL

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Posted November 2, 2017 by qotsm in Business

Whether you’re into political or social commentary, inspiration, or pop culture, these must read books will keep you engrossed for weeks.

The Wisdom of Sundays
by Oprah Winfrey

Straight from her popular Super Soul Sundays series on OWN, Oprah has penned a collection of thought provoking gems in the same vain of the hit show.

“Everything in this book comes from the spirit of what I’ve been trying to do here on the planet Earth since I recognized that I had a calling,” she said. “It’s sharing wisdom in a way that opens people up to the best of themselves, to the heart of themselves, to a more purposeful life — a life that allows you to literally get woke and stay woke. “I wanted to do something uplifting,” Winfrey said. “I wanted to do something that launches this book into the world in a way that leaves the people who are a part of it — all the ‘Super Soul’ guests, friends of mine — to come together and spread the word and message of this book.”   Oprah Winfrey


We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This insightful and hard-hitting collection of previously published essays was written over the past decade by acclaimed writer Ta-nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He delves into politics and race relations from the Obama White House years to our current administration.


Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
by Van Jones

Citing conflicting ideologies, cultural differences, personal experience, and more, CNN political contributor Van Jones provides a detailed analysis of the state of the nation, and looks at what needs to be done to solve the problems keeping America divided.


Real American: A Memoir
by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult offers an honest and personal look at growing up biracial in America (the child of a black father and white British mother), including struggles with self-esteem and dealing with microaggressions.


Prince: A Private View
by Afshin Shahidi

Photographer Afshin Shahidi, formerly Prince’s exclusive lensman of 15 years, shared a close friendship with the late music legend.  This compilation of never-before-seen pictures of Prince’s tours, private parties, candid shots and more spans over 256 pages, and includes a foreword by Beyoncé.


We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True 
by Gabrielle Union

Through a series of candid essays that reflect her own journey, the Being Mary Jane actress gets real about “racism, sexism, sex, relationships and sexual violence in the workplace.”


Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel
by Jesmyn Ward

In this novel, Jesmyn Ward—who recently was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation for her work in literature—explores the pain and perseverance of a troubled family in present-day Mississippi as their lives relate to the turbulent legacy of the South.

 

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