Those weekends when you feel like turning up at “club bed” with “DJ pillow” instead of with your friends Henny and Ciroc at a bar is the perfect time for snacks, hot tea, incense and a good read. When we were children, our teachers sent us home with a summer book-list to complete by the end of vacation and we should totally make time for that again as adults. Studies show that those who read have a robust imagination and stellar vocabulary. Plus, it’s a nice way to unwind after a busy or stressful week.
Dust off your library cards and take a trip to your local branch. If there isn’t one, Amazon and Google books are at your disposal. Goodreads is also great site to browse and it gives the option to create an account and keep track of books you want to read or are currently reading. We are always on the look out for dope new books as well as classic ones to add to our lists. Here’s a list of 12 that we recommend you curl up with this weekend.
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The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. Grey
–Don’t Waste Your Pretty by Demetria Lucas
–The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
–Black Cool by Rebecca Walker
–The Collected Poems by Langston Hughes
The Other Side of the Pillow by Zane
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Kindred by Octavia Butler
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen