Another Reading Journey — 2022 Edition

  1. Last year was tough. We were all living within the pandemic reality, I was stretched in numerous directions, and I dealt with some real heartache and loss throughout the year. I realized the best moments of 2021 were when I was in the midst of a good book. For me, reading has a way of taking me out of my habitual life, a life that often leads to some lonely and isolating spaces. Reading stretches my own reality, makes me aware of others outside of my regular circles, and helps me gain insight into other communities and those who live in them.
This was a monumental book in my understanding of undocumented Americans in the US. One of my 5 star reads from 2021 and a crucial book in glimpsing the humanity of those in America who do not have the luxury of my privilege.
Octavia E. Butler rocked my world all year long. This was the first of four books I read of this brilliant author. Her look at the future brought me hope though she is unflinching in the despair we could be facing.
This is a book I’ll be reading and rereading for years to come. It shook my normative structures of theological thinking and made me think about the Divine in a richer and fuller space. Profound and groundbreaking.
Bryan Washington is a superb author out of Houston, TX. His book of short stories, Lot, challenged me, but nothing could have prepared me for this gem of a novel. His beauty prose lets dialogue breathe, and the results left my eyes full of tears on numerous occasions. This is my most recommended book of 2021.

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Musician by trade. Historian through degree. Reader by passion. Writer through exploration.

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