I don’t like to own a lot of books.
Actually, I don’t like to own a lot of books that I never read. When I own a book for too long, I begin to no longer want to read it anymore. I wish I was the person that can own a book for years and be like, “hey, this sounds interesting now.” So, I get rid of them. That’s why my book shelf is so slim. If I ever change my mind, I can just go to the library, simple and easy (and cost effective).
However, with these books, I have actually own for a while. Over a year! And surprisingly, I’m still excited to read these!
Here are all of my physical books that I still want to read!
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay —–> my queen
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Ask a Queer Chick by Linday King-Miller
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Binti: I’ve read the first 20 pages or so and I was actually enjoying it! I got so caught up with school and completely forgot to pick it up again.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: I read a good portion of this book in middle school…yes that long ago and I would love to finish it
Bad Feminist: I’m trying to read everything by Roxane Gay and I have yet to read her most acclaimed book! Oops!
The Blues Eye: I’ve Read Sula by Morrison and I absolutely loved it. Complex women of color characters to shocking events, the book was just mesmerizing. I want to read more by Toni Morrison!
Ask a Queer: *shrugs*
Americanah: Again, I’ve read other books by Adiche and fell in love with them. She has become one of my favorite authors but I have yet to read her most popular novel.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what are your thoughts? Should I give up on any of these?