Fall is here! During the cold months of the year, we find ourselves indoors more often, sleepier than usual, trying to finding new ways to avoid the boredom of the enduring weather. If you find yourself looking for a new hobby during this time, don’t fret. During the fall and winter is an ideal time to pick up those books you’ve bypassed during your busy summer. Don’t have any good books in mind? Fluff is here with the perfect list of must-read books to get you through the winter.
In her book, Gabrielle Union touches on topics like being a black woman in Hollywood, bullying, beauty standards, growing up black in a predominately white community while spending her summers in Nebraska with black relatives, puberty, early childhood crushes and the divorce of her parents. This book allows the reader to view Union in a vulnerable place. It is like you are sitting with her and discussing these things over a glass of wine! After finishing this novel, the reader can expect to leave with a new sense of self-confidence and self-awareness.
Do you consider yourself a politics buff? Or do you want to gain more insight on politics in America? This book is for you. Michelle Alexander believes that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." She argues that the US justice system targets African-American men through the war on drugs and destroying the black community. Although the book appears to be a heavy read, it will lead you to make some insights of your own of the justice system in America.
Issa Rae. Some of us know her from YouTube. Some of us became aware of her form her hit show Insecure. In this book, Issa discusses navigating through a popularity-focused world as an introvert. She expounds on exploring her love life, the workplace, friendships or her imaginary rap career. Issa writes with extreme transparency, which guarantees a great read.
We know Shonda Rhimes as the creator of all of our favorite shows: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder…. we could go on and on! The last thing we would expect this extremely creative woman to be is an introvert. In this book, Rhimes discusses how in the midst of her successful career she has experienced panic attacks, hired a publicist to avoid public appearances, all while tending to her three children at home and creating her hit television shows. After being challenged by a family member at Thanksgiving dinner, Rhimes decided to say yes to everything that scared her in the past for an entire year. If you’re looking to become more open and outgoing in your everyday life, this book is a must-have in your collection.
During these cold months, find a book to cuddle up with on your couch. Use this time for self-exploration and self-improvement. Do you have any book suggestions for other Fluff fans out there? Comment below!