Day 21 – Would Give as a Gift:
I would definitely give The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou as a gift. This collection nourishes and comforts the soul. The late great Dr. Maya Angelou was a woman wise beyond her years. She is so terribly missed. Most of her life was spent supporting and teaching humanity the hard lessons of living life to the fullest and well. You won’t be able to resist picking this book up all throughout your life for inspiration and encouragement. I love and refer back to it regularly. It fills me with so much emotion. This hardcover edition is the perfect gift because it’s beautifully published with its colorful dust jacket.
Day 20 – Best Cover:
Looked through the shelves and found quite a few choices for best cover but couldn’t resist this one. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This cover isn’t so common but it best shows off the book. I was so happy when I saw it while browsing on Amazon – Beautiful and just the right pop of hot pink on the spine. Now that’s the way black authors should have their books published – with creativity and care!
Now unfortunately I haven’t yet read Purple Hibiscus, but it’s definitely in the reading works for this year, along with The Thing Around Your Neck. What’s Purple Hibiscus about?
“Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home.
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.” (Purple Hibiscus, Goodreads description)
What’s the best cover in your collection?