Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 Wrap Up!

Here at Reading Has Purpose, we keep it casual. So we won't worry that this post is a week late. I read some great books in 2013. And in case you missed it, I became captivated by the brilliance that is, Edwidge Danticat.

Danticat in D.C., yup, I was there!
Here’s the book rundown in no particular order:
Education of a British-Protected Child:Essays by Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
The Between Boyfriends Book: A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays by Cindy Chupack
Long Division by Kiese Laymon
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Most They Ever Had by Rick Bragg
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Miles:The Autobiography by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph T Hallinan
The Greatest Salesman in the World by O.G Mandino
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Keeping Score: A Guide to Love and Relationships by Marc Brackett
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Man Who Lived in an Eggcup by John Gamel
The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley
Green Power: The Successful Way of A.G. Gaston by A.G. Gaston
PG County by Connie Briscoe
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
Kindred by Octavia Butler
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents by Zac Bissonnette
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod (re-read)
The Black Sleuth by John Edward Bruce
Brad’s Raw Made Easy by Brad Gruno

And my first read of 2014 was a winner! I’ve finished The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates and started on Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires by Dennis Kimbro.

For the 2012 Wrap up click here
For the 2011 Wrap up click here
And my favorite, the 2010 Wrap up click here

Have you started your 2014 reading yet?

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