The Root: What books are you reading right now?

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  1. Primetime21

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    I finished reading this a couple of weeks ago, (excellent read btw..would highly recommend) a statistic I read in there really caught my eye, stating that on average people in this country are reading just 2 books per year. With books being a great source of acquiring wisdom, new ideas, and the outlet to get lost in a good story I'm making it a goal to read more and figured we could have a thread here to share anything we've recently read, what we've got on deck, and make any recommendations.


    I was also interested in something on the entire history of Africa as a continent, stumbled upon this at Barnes & Nobles. Thicker than the bible but this is next up for me
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    Even if you dont have any books you're reading currently come in and talk about some of the subjects you are interested in so folks can give you ideas


    Links:

    http://www.blackclassicbooks.com/
     
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  3. iFightSeagullsForBread

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    Currently reading (halted)
    Dharma Bums
    Things Fall Apart

    What I plan on reading afterwards
    Irrational Man
    When Africa Awakes
     
  4. Primetime21

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    Had to look this one up, looks interesting
     
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    Making my Prelims list as we speak, so I will update the thread periodically with books I'm reading;

    just finished jay R. Handle's "Not Slave, Not Free: The African American economic experience since the Civil War"
     
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    Currently reading The Utopia of Rules by David Grabber and I need to finish The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
     
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    [​IMG] Just finished this a few days ago.
     
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    Also, havent read it in full yet but Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking by Susan Cain. I noticed there are a lot of variations of the 'I' personality type posting here, be it infj, intj or other. This book traces the origins of how western society became an extroverted world with some pretty fascinating studies behind it along with tips for navigating in different environments as an introvert. As I said didn't read in full yet but what I read so far was pretty good.
     
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    I'm about to go on vacation. Imma need something to read.
     
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    where you traveling to and what you interested in reading?
     
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    I have no clue where I'm going yet. But I might want something on music.
     
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    I read this book every 3 months , I think its vital every black individual read this book .
     
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    Currently reading though
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    1493
    Whats wrong with white people
    God bless the child (or whatever Toni Morrison new book called)
    The condemnation of blackness (title might be wrong but its by Khalil Muhammad)
    Black feminist thought Patricia Hill Collins
     
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