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Summer Books We All Need To Read

When I think about my ideal reading scenario the vision that comes to me is a warm summer day, being poolside with a beverage, and great book. Well this summer will be different. With travel very limited due to Covid-19 my ideal scenario will have to shift, but now more than ever we need to be reading and educating ourselves! The world is shifting and its long overdue. It was incredibly important to me that this edition of mom books include women of color, authors of color, and some important history lessons. I will do better about including more diversity in all my book roundups. Happy reading!

The Vignes sisters will always be identical twins, but as they shape their very different adult lives and lifetimes, would anyone be able to tell?
6 years after a massive friendship argument Drue walks back into Daphnes life because she needs a favor. A witty and moving story about the complexities of female relationships.
Bea is a successful fashion blogger who has everything she could ever want, except love. Right as she decides to swear off dating altogether, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime, to be the star of a dating reality show.
No one can keep Azalea from what she loves best, moonshine, literature, and the company of men. But her neighbor Otis quickly steps in to help guide her towards a more grounded life.
When Anthony Hinton was charged and convicted for murder, he knew it was a case of mistaken identity. But as a poor black man in the south how would he fight the unjust justice system? An extraordinary testament of hope.
A successful journalist and new mother struggling if her new role, Elizabeth hires Sam a senior in college to help babysit. The two women are at totally different stages of their lives but grow close until a betrayal unfolds.
This special memoir revisits Bess Kalb’s special bond with 4 generations of her incredible family.
A great story about the work that goes into long term relationships. After years together high schools sweethearts Rosie and Dominic are headed to therapy to get their groove back.
Antiracism is a transformative concept that reenergizes the discussion of racism. Ibram X. Kendi takes us through his on journey through racism with this introductory manual.
Americans have built an empire on the idea of race. This powerful book questions American history and how our society has created some of our biggest concerns.
When Ruby’s mother is murdered in Chicago, Ruby is left living with her violent father. Ruby has to uncover deep family secrets in hopes of saving herself.
A beautiful collection of poems and mantras to help us all emotionally navigate the problems of the world. This makes for a great gift!
This is a great book for those who are quick to be defensive. Racism isn’t limited to just bad people. It is part of our system and needs to be consciously unlearned.
A look into the lives of nannies and their employers with lots of commentary on race, class, and societal differences.
A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within

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13 thoughts on “Summer Books We All Need To Read”

  1. I love reading and I always have a long list of books I’m waiting to read. We will be spending most of our next week by the pool, so I have a lot of time for reading. Tessa Bailey has great books and I also want to check out Friends And Strangers.

  2. Melanie williams

    Ooo I have not heard of any of these books before, so I will deffo be checking a few of these out xx

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