I was supposed to put this out on Monday, but forgot to polish it up over the weekend. It’s a big list this time around… Enjoy! What have you been reading this week?
I keep seeing things for this book everywhere! It hasn’t even been out a month and there is already a movie lined up. I saw that the audiobook was available through Overdrive at the library and decided to jump on the bandwagon. The book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and tells the story of a teenage girl who was in the car when one of her childhood friends is shot by a white police officer. So far, although Star’s story is very different than my own, I really appreciate the perspective this book gives.
I’m about halfway through Solnit’s book of feminist essays. This is a book I can only read in short bursts, but it’s good. I absolutely loved the essay on silence.
I was introduced to Nadia Bolz-Weber a few years ago and loved her book, Pastrix. She, like Anne Lamott, Rachel Held Evans, and Sarah Bessey, offer a broken and beautiful picture of Christianity. Books like these help me sort through the baggage of the fundamentalist evangelical church of my childhood. They help me stay true to my faith and grow in new directions.
I’ve been reading contemporary poetry lately and love what I’m reading so far. Waheed’s collection came highly recommended by a friend and I’m glad that I followed through.