#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 13

Bookish Stuff / Friday, February 13th, 2015

Day 13 – A Must Read:

Today’s photo challenge wasn’t easy to choose either.  There are so many great must reads.  I decided to goIMG_1415 with The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson that I’m reading at the moment.  I don’t usually read a lot of non-fiction but something seems to be changing in my reading habits and that’s a good thing.  I’m reading more non-fiction, more memoirs, and more short story collections.  The Warmth of Other Suns is about the migration of blacks from the south to the northern  and western cities of the United States from 1915 to 1970.  I have to say this is a subject that is crucial to American history, but that wasn’t touched on at all at school.  It’s for this reason I chose it as a must read.  What better way to understand this period than from the mouths of the people who actually lived through it.  It’s non-fiction but reads like fiction and is captivating from the get go.  I’ll definitely be back with a full review when I’m done.  It’s a monster read of 622 pages, but it seems to be going quickly.  What is a must read for you?

10 Replies to “#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 13”

  1. EXCELLENT choice! As the divas say: “Yaasssss!” I am finding it very difficult to commit to one must-read because two oldies-but-goodies have also come to mind: Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens and James Baldwin’s The Price of the Ticket (—which I still haven’t read all the way through by the way coz it’s 690 pages long).

    1. No this is an old one that I started 2 years ago and got side tracked with work and didn’t finish. I had only gotten 20% in so I’m enjoying that I have the time to read it now. It really is a must read and each person’s story is beautifully told.

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