I Need a New Book to Read...


I try to read at at least one maybe two books a month. But my last trip to Outwrite and Borders produced nothing I was extremely interested in reading. The past two books, Not in My Family by Gil Robertson and The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty by Lawrence Otis Graham, have been a little heavy, but interesting at the same time.
So until I can get DLB's Books are Sexy campaign to the ATL or my girl Oprah's club... I will be soliciting your ideas for the next literary masterpiece for me to devour.
My bookcase has everything from Colin Powell's bio to all of E. Lynn's novels to E. Franklin Frazier's look at the bourgeoisie to Andre Leon Talley's ALT.

12 comments:

Marz said...

NIKKI GIOVANNI'S NEW BOOK ACOLYTE'S.


ANYTHING BY NIKKI GIOVANNI.


-marz

Cocoa Rican said...

The Measure of a Man... Sidney Poitier

Darius T. Williams said...

Yea - Sidney's "A Measure of a Man" is really good! He keeps it real too!

Dayne Avery said...

Why cant more people were avid readers like you? Your collection is impressive.

kennyking78 said...

My courseload at school is so reading intense this semester I went to amazon.com last week and ordered a whole slew of "comfort reads" to keep my inner self from going crazy from boredom. Check the reviews out on these and see if you are interested:

Friends, Lovers and Roses- V.B Clay
The Good Neighbor- Jay Quinn
Love and Lies- Kimberla Lawson Roby

Another book that I really loved years ago was called Hostage by R.D. Zimmerman. I read it while on a trip to Jamaica and will never forget it.

Good luck. I love that pic of you standing in front of your bookcase.

D-Place said...

Try The Nubian Prince by Juan Bonilla and Esther Allen

WATER said...

-The Velvet Rage' by Alan Downs, PhD
-Jaded by Kevin E. Taylor

Frank Leon Roberts said...

* smiles* and exits topic...

Frank Leon Roberts said...

oh, ok, well if you're interested in fiction work by DOPE contemporary novelists, i'd HIGHLY recommend:

PUSH, by Sapphire
DROWN, by Junot Diaz
CORREGIDORA, by Gayl Jones

Those three should get your juice a'flowin

ReddMann said...

Why is Frank always gettin my juices flowin.... lol

Thanks to everyone for the many suggestions... I think I have enough here and the several emails I have received that should keep me reading through the summer.

My book shelf and myself thank you.

CBW

a. tyrell said...

I'd recommend one of Colson Whitehead's books. He's a 30-something African-American author in Brooklyn. While I liked both of the books that I've read by him, I'd recommend starting with "John Henry Days" and if you liked that one, checking out "The Intuitionist".

Celia said...

I'm the co-founder of a new literary magazine, Slice, and a big fan of Junot Diaz. Check out our website for more about our debut issue, which includes an exclusive interview with Junot about how he started his writing career. www.slicemagazine.org