Remember back in grade school when you were assigned books to read over the summer? I can clearly remember having to turn in 3 book reports during the first week of school and it SUCKED. Now as an adult I appreciate the idea of keeping young minds active over the summer and have decided to give myself a summer reading list. I’m going to be realistic because let’s be honest, who has time for LIFE in 2015? I’m going to make the time and TRY really hard to finish the books on my list. I’m giving myself until the official end of summer which is September 23rd. In no particular order here’s my summer reading list (some are books that I’ve already started, others I have not).
Like almost every black female my age, when Sister Souljah dropped The Coldest Winter Ever back in 1999 I thought it was the best book that I’d ever read. I finished it in two days and yearned for more. Unfortunately, fans waited until 2008 for what was believed to be a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever but turned out to be a prequel highlighting Winter’s main love interest Midnight, not her. I actually have Midnight: A Gangster Love Story sitting on my bookshelf…I can’t get into it. However, last year Souljah released the sequel, A Deeper Love…, and although it is the story of her little sister Porsche I have to say it’s pretty damn good! Not The Coldest Winter Ever good, but I really got into it on my recent trip to Phoenix and am pleasantly surprised. I’m mid way and so far Winter’s character…I won’t spoil it lol, but I will finish this book by the end of the summer.
It’s no secret that I’m a Spike fan, so there is no excuse why it’s taken me a few years to finish this book lol. It’s not that it’s not good, I guess I just have to be in the mood to read it and when I am, I read a bit and put it away. This summer, I’m finishing it.
After seeing that fabulous documentary I must read her words. The real goal for myself is to read the book before the infamous movie comes out featuring my wife in my head Zoe Saldana but I’d like to have it in my possession and read by the end of the summer.
There’s also an African American Studies text book that I’d like to finish but I might give myself until the end of the year to finish it 😉
What books are you reading this summer?