Sunday, November 8, 2015

Books Books and More Books: Day 8 November Writing Challenge

Today's Prompt: A Book You Love and One You Didn't

Picking just ONE book I love is impossible.  My favorite books often change so the only way I can do this challenge is make a list...

Favorite Classic Book:  The Souls of Black Folk by W.E. B. DuBois-  This book was an assigned textbook for one my classes at Howard University. It is not an "easy read" but it truly changed how I viewed my place in the Black community

Favorite Traditional Classic Book: Pride and Prejudice - I love a good love story and a strong female main character. 

Favorite African-American Book: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. This book made me want to be a writer. 
This is a real picture of my bookshelf.
I know I need a new one! 

Favorite Cozy Mystery (My favorite category): The Alphabet Series (A is for Alibi, B is Burglar, C is for Corpse) by Sue Grafton.  This is a series that features a strong female main character  and a whodunit line. I love murder and mystery. The "X" just came out and it was just as awesome as the rest of the series. I remember when my high school English teacher recommended (and loaned me) a book in this series. She knew me well. I'm sad that this series will be ending soon but I know I'll enjoy the last few books in the alphabet. 

Favorite Erotica Book: Probably my second favorite category of books to read. The Plus One Chronicles by Jennifer Lyon is my favorite at the moment because the main character is not a naive person. She's smart and stands up her herself (unlike most erotica books). If that is a little too hardcore for you I would recommend The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton. Hot guy and a smart sassy woman! Great read. 

Favorite Book When I Want to Cry: A Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Young love plus a cancer story line. Heartbreaking and beautifully written. 

Favorite Adventure/Fantasy Book: Any of the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling because...Harry Potter. I just recently read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs. It was weird, hunting and very interesting. 

Favorite True Story: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Her story about how she survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beating and adolescence as a devout Muslim during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood is shocking and worth the read.   

Book I hated: Allegiant by Veronica Roth- This is the third book in the Divergent series (why is everything a trilogy now?). This was a terrible end to what started off as a good series. It ruined the whole series for me. I wanted to throw the book across the room. 

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