What I’m Reading: New and old book purchases!

What I’m Reading: New and old book purchases!

I’ve decided to start a new tradition.  Every year, I’m going to purchase at least 8 books. Four that I’ve already read but no longer own and four that I’ve never read.  So here we go!  For 2016 my new purchases are:

The Power of I Am by Joel Osteen

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung aka Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I’ve already started Chairman Mao’s little red book and so far, it’s interesting.  I’m not afraid of the idea of communism in any way and this book was actually one of the required reading pieces on the original Black Panther’s reading list when the organization was first started.

As for my previously read books, I purchased up:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas

Assata: An Autobiography

I’ve read these books years ago but this was back when I frequented the library on an almost weekly basis so I never got around to purchasing them for my library.  I have a pretty good collection of books already that have almost completely filled up an entire bookcase.  I love reading and learning and I’m a fan of E readers (I own a couple) but there’s just something about owning hard copies of books that I don’t think will ever go away.  Do you have any must own books in your library?  If so, do share, I love hearing book suggestions!






Posted on: April 19, 2016Shavon

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