OUR SUMMER READING LIST 2019

I’M GONNA ADMIT, I’M OBSESSED WITH   RACHEL AMA  . SHE’S NOT JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD PRETTY AND SEEMS LIKE THE GIRL YOU ABSOLUTELY WANNA BE FRIENDS WITH (CHEESY, I KNOW - BUT JUST FOLLOW HER AND YOU WILL SEE), BUT HER RECIPES INSPIRE ME A LOT. I’M ON A JOURNEY TO EAT A LOT MORE PLANT BASED AND HER RECIPES MAKE IT A LOT EASIER, SO YES - I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT.  J

I’M GONNA ADMIT, I’M OBSESSED WITH RACHEL AMA. SHE’S NOT JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD PRETTY AND SEEMS LIKE THE GIRL YOU ABSOLUTELY WANNA BE FRIENDS WITH (CHEESY, I KNOW - BUT JUST FOLLOW HER AND YOU WILL SEE), BUT HER RECIPES INSPIRE ME A LOT. I’M ON A JOURNEY TO EAT A LOT MORE PLANT BASED AND HER RECIPES MAKE IT A LOT EASIER, SO YES - I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT. J

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD     BY THE AMAZING TONI MORRISON IS A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ESSAYS, SPEECHES, AND MEDITATIONS AROUND RACE, POWER, ART AND IDENTITY HAS BEEN SLEEPING AS A SCREENSHOT ON MY PHONE FOR A LONG TIME. THE ESSAYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPECCABLE AND I DO, YES, HAVE BIG EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS BOOK BY THE HIGHLY PRAISED LITERATURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. T

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD BY THE AMAZING TONI MORRISON IS A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ESSAYS, SPEECHES, AND MEDITATIONS AROUND RACE, POWER, ART AND IDENTITY HAS BEEN SLEEPING AS A SCREENSHOT ON MY PHONE FOR A LONG TIME. THE ESSAYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPECCABLE AND I DO, YES, HAVE BIG EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS BOOK BY THE HIGHLY PRAISED LITERATURE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. T

I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING ELAINE FOR A WHILE ON INSTAGRAM AND I WAS OVER THE MOON WHEN I HEARD SHE’S PUBLISHING HER BOOK   MORE THAN ENOUGH   I PRE-ORDERED RIGHT AWAY. IT’S ALL ABOUT HER OWN JOURNEY AND EXPERIENCES AND HOW SHE BREAKS BARRIERS ON SO MANY LEVELS (SUCCESS, RACE, FEMINISM, ETC) - THIS WILL BE SUPER INSPIRING AND I ALREADY KNOW, I WILL GIVE THIS AS A GIFT TO MANY WOMEN AROUND ME.  J

I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING ELAINE FOR A WHILE ON INSTAGRAM AND I WAS OVER THE MOON WHEN I HEARD SHE’S PUBLISHING HER BOOK MORE THAN ENOUGH I PRE-ORDERED RIGHT AWAY. IT’S ALL ABOUT HER OWN JOURNEY AND EXPERIENCES AND HOW SHE BREAKS BARRIERS ON SO MANY LEVELS (SUCCESS, RACE, FEMINISM, ETC) - THIS WILL BE SUPER INSPIRING AND I ALREADY KNOW, I WILL GIVE THIS AS A GIFT TO MANY WOMEN AROUND ME. J

STORIES FOR SOUTH ASIAN SUPER GIRLS   IS A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES OF AMAZING SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN LIKE M.I.A., JAMEELA JAMIL, SANIA MIRZA, RUPI KAUR, MINDY KALING AND MOOOOOORE. IT’S SO COOL, AN EASY INTERESTING READ, YOU LEARN A LOT AND YES, IT MAKES A FANTASTIC GIFT.  T

STORIES FOR SOUTH ASIAN SUPER GIRLS IS A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHIES OF AMAZING SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN LIKE M.I.A., JAMEELA JAMIL, SANIA MIRZA, RUPI KAUR, MINDY KALING AND MOOOOOORE. IT’S SO COOL, AN EASY INTERESTING READ, YOU LEARN A LOT AND YES, IT MAKES A FANTASTIC GIFT. T

THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN READING A ROM-COM AT THE BEACH FOR ME. I’VE HEARD SUCH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE STORY OF   AYESHA  , WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH A FAR TOO TRADITIONAL BUT VERY HOT KHALID, THAT’S NOT A GOOD MATCH FOR HER AT ALL, BUT SHE JUST CAN’T GET HIM OUT OF HIS HEAD. THERE’S ALSO HER BIG FAMILY INVOLVED AND I JUST ADORE THESE TYPE OF STORIES.  J

THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN READING A ROM-COM AT THE BEACH FOR ME. I’VE HEARD SUCH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE STORY OF AYESHA, WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH A FAR TOO TRADITIONAL BUT VERY HOT KHALID, THAT’S NOT A GOOD MATCH FOR HER AT ALL, BUT SHE JUST CAN’T GET HIM OUT OF HIS HEAD. THERE’S ALSO HER BIG FAMILY INVOLVED AND I JUST ADORE THESE TYPE OF STORIES. J

 

ON MY WISHLIST FOR A WHILE IS THIS NOVEL CALLED   PATSY     BECAUSE I HARDLY EVER READY NOVELS ANYMORE - AND SOMETIMES I MISS IT. SO THIS WAS DUBBED AS “ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE SUMMER”. THE STORY IS ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN NAMED PATSY WHO FINALLY GETS HER VISA TO THE US AND HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR HER NEW LIFE IN AMERICA. HER VERY RELIGIOUS MOM AND HER FIVE YEAR OLD MIGHT GET IN THE WAY.  T

ON MY WISHLIST FOR A WHILE IS THIS NOVEL CALLED PATSY BECAUSE I HARDLY EVER READY NOVELS ANYMORE - AND SOMETIMES I MISS IT. SO THIS WAS DUBBED AS “ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE SUMMER”. THE STORY IS ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN NAMED PATSY WHO FINALLY GETS HER VISA TO THE US AND HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR HER NEW LIFE IN AMERICA. HER VERY RELIGIOUS MOM AND HER FIVE YEAR OLD MIGHT GET IN THE WAY. T

I AM COMPLETELY AGAINST DIETS AND RESTRICTIVE EATING, KETO, INTERMITTENT FASTING AND ALL THAT STUFF.   JUST EAT IT BY LAURA THOMAS   IS EXCACTLY ABOUT THAT, INTUITIVE EATING - I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT, JUST SO I CAN EDUCATE MYSELF MORE ON THE SUBJECT.  J

I AM COMPLETELY AGAINST DIETS AND RESTRICTIVE EATING, KETO, INTERMITTENT FASTING AND ALL THAT STUFF. JUST EAT IT BY LAURA THOMAS IS EXCACTLY ABOUT THAT, INTUITIVE EATING - I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT, JUST SO I CAN EDUCATE MYSELF MORE ON THE SUBJECT. J

WE NEED TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND OTHERS AROUND US. ALWAYS. I PICKED THE BOOK   IT’S NOT THE BURQUA   BECAUSE I WANT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM FEMALE EXPERIENCES AND DAILY STRUGGLES. SO THIS ONE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A BRILLIANT SELECTION OF ESSAYS OF MUSLIM WOMEN ON FAITH, FEMINISM, SEXUALITY AND RACE I CAN’T WAIT TO DIVE IN.  T

WE NEED TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND OTHERS AROUND US. ALWAYS. I PICKED THE BOOK IT’S NOT THE BURQUA BECAUSE I WANT TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM FEMALE EXPERIENCES AND DAILY STRUGGLES. SO THIS ONE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A BRILLIANT SELECTION OF ESSAYS OF MUSLIM WOMEN ON FAITH, FEMINISM, SEXUALITY AND RACE I CAN’T WAIT TO DIVE IN. T

THE STORY OF   GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW   IS ABOUT A GIRL NAMED CASIOPEA, FROM A SMALL SOUTHERN MEXICAN TOWN, WHO ACCIDENTALLY FREES A MAYAN GOOD WHO PROMISES HER EVERYTHING SHE WANTS, IF SHE HELPS HIM RECOVER THE THRONE FROM HIS BROTHER. I WAS MOSTLY DRAWN IN BY THE STORY BECAUSE IT’S SET IN MEXICO AND BECAUSE I’M REALLY INTO FANTASY STORIES IF THEY HAVE A SEMI-HISTORICAL MYSTERIOUS BACKGROUND.  J

THE STORY OF GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW IS ABOUT A GIRL NAMED CASIOPEA, FROM A SMALL SOUTHERN MEXICAN TOWN, WHO ACCIDENTALLY FREES A MAYAN GOOD WHO PROMISES HER EVERYTHING SHE WANTS, IF SHE HELPS HIM RECOVER THE THRONE FROM HIS BROTHER. I WAS MOSTLY DRAWN IN BY THE STORY BECAUSE IT’S SET IN MEXICO AND BECAUSE I’M REALLY INTO FANTASY STORIES IF THEY HAVE A SEMI-HISTORICAL MYSTERIOUS BACKGROUND. J

I’VE READ A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT THE PHENOMENON OF   HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSONS   AND I FIND IT FASCINATING. SOMETIMES I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM TOO SENSITIVE. ONE OF THE REASONS THIS ONE IS ON MY READING LIST. WELL, CAN’T CHANGE OVER NIGHT (NOT EVEN SURE IF I WANT TO) BUT I WANNA GET DEEPER IN THE TOPIC TO UNDERSTAND MYSELF BETTER.  T

I’VE READ A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT THE PHENOMENON OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSONS AND I FIND IT FASCINATING. SOMETIMES I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM TOO SENSITIVE. ONE OF THE REASONS THIS ONE IS ON MY READING LIST. WELL, CAN’T CHANGE OVER NIGHT (NOT EVEN SURE IF I WANT TO) BUT I WANNA GET DEEPER IN THE TOPIC TO UNDERSTAND MYSELF BETTER. T