🍂 Fall is officially here, which means the brisk weather is coming, the leaves are changing, and—for many of us, me included—the start of reading season. I can't exactly place my finger on why, but I can think of no better time of year than the (albeit, short) fall to pop open a good book. Maybe it's the weather—not too hot, not too cold— or the overall cozy vibes that come with it...in any case, reading takes on a whole new life.
So, knowing how ~amazing~ fall reading is, it's important that we all line up some A+ books on our reading list, right?! I'm going to share with you what I'll be devouring over these next few months, and, in the comments, I want you to share your very own #FallReads! Us readers can never get enough choice book recommendations! 👍
Alright, without further ado, here are 3 books I'll be happily diving into this fall...
// BOOK 1 //
📚 Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Racially-charged movements have overtaken the American narrative in recent months. Behind these fights for justice and progress is the immediate need for everyone, especially people like myself, to educate themselves on the pervasive matters at hand. For the greater good. For a better, more just, equitable future. We have to talk with one another, keep an open mind, exterminate judgement, read books.
Stamped by the prolific duo, Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, is a remix of Kendi's 2016 work, Stamped From the Beginning, and offers a timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism—and anti-racism—in America. I'm excited to give this unorthodox book a read, as it was written in unique prose, meant to attract and hold the reader's attention, and, of course, teach of the trials faced by Black Americans and how we, as individual members of a society, can stamp out racism in our daily lives.
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// BOOK 2 //
📚 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
A few months ago, looking for something to watch, my roommate and I stumbled upon a movie titled, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. I remembered the name from commercials/trailers when the film was set to hit theaters and the premise piqued my interest—the true story of William, a boy from a remote African village who, when his community was plagued by drought, used oft-dismissed scientific reasoning to perform what seemed to be a miracle, restoring his family's and his neighbor's livelihood.
As they say, the book is always better than its movie counterpart, so I'm looking forward to (1) testing this assertion; and, (2) exploring the details of William's story not transferred to the big screen. Plus, I'm a sucker for an inspirational true story—gets me every time. This book is sure to deliver in that department.
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// BOOK 3 //
📚 Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Life is overwhelming. It's stressful. There are so many things happening at a given time that it seems like the idea of chasing our dream is, well...nothing but a dream. We simply don't think we have time for that, or that it is just too hard. I'm not just talking about BIG dreams, this can apply to the smaller ones too—like leaving a job you dread, fixing your relationship with a friend, or building in 2 hours a day to spend with your partner and/or kids.
What intrigues me most about this book is that it provides the mental framework that allows you to think about these aspirations differently—more positively. It's about figuring out a plan to manifest your wants and desires. And, as any good how-to guide/self-help book does, this one offers plenty of real-world examples that prove the effectiveness of the methods taught. It's an exciting proposition to have the ability to consistently approach life's possibilities with a yes mentality, supported by the knowledge of how to make yes actually happen.
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There you have it. Three—very different—books. Each of which I am itching to get my hands on. I love fall.
I encourage you to make this fall season a reading season! 🤝 Promise you won't regret it! And, like I said above, let's interact in the comments! Share what you're reading!