I decided to celebrate this Black History Month by reading only black authors. I even managed to mix in some non-fiction, a rarity for me. I thought it’d be fun to share my reading list along with my highlighted passages. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor Binti by Nnedi Okorafor The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The language of marriage is often a language of ownership, not a language of partnership.
Kobe Bean Bryant. August 23, 1978 - January 26, 2020. My mind has been all over the place since Kobe’s tragic death. I’ve been thinking about mortality, fatherhood, legacy, basketball, grief, depression, happiness, forgiveness, appreciation, family, friendship…as I said, all over the place. As I’ve been reading and listening to people speak about Kobe’s career, I found my thought’s in an interesting place: The Wise Man’s Fear.
Music was a bit of a mixed bag for me in 2019. I listened to less music than usual because my commute was reduced drastically, so I had less time to check out new music and rediscover old favorites. However, music brought me one of proudest moments of the year when my daughter randomly said to me, “I need to listen to more Rapsody.
2019 was quite a year of reading for me. I easily completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge by reading 34 books, which beat my previous record of 33 books in 2018. The Books All the books I read in 2019, in order of date read: Nomad, Matthew Mather Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Batman: Nightwalker, Marie Lu Sanctuary, Matthew Mather The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead Way Station, Clifford D.