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2006 Books Completed

  • Tavis Smiley: Covenant

    Tavis Smiley: Covenant
    In your face facts about the state of Black America and your personal responsibility. Troubling at times due to the weighty subject matter and sad statistics, this informative book will definitely make you think and will hopefully motivate you to action.

  • Nella Larsen: Passing

    Nella Larsen: Passing
    Wonderfully intriguing novel about the lures as well as dangers of "passing" for white. Required reading for class.

  • Charles Chesnutt: The Marrow of Tradition

    Charles Chesnutt: The Marrow of Tradition
    Fictional account of the Wilmington, NC, riots. Required reading for class.

  • Thom.as Di.xon: Sins of the Father
    Melodramatic novel written by a early 20th century member of the Kl.an. Required reading for class. Interesting perspective. Apparently, the reason so many sla.ve owners slept with sl.aves was that black females sexuality is so strong that these poor men were powerless to resist it. (If that ain't the biggest heap of ....)
  • : The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada
    This was an okay read. It was interesting enough to pass the time on the airplane and in airports. Maybe I'll see the movie; maybe I won't. No biggie. Why only 2 stars? I wouldn't seek out other books by this author, which is my measuring stick of how a book rates. (**)

  • Barack Obama: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    Barack Obama: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
    Very interesting read. I loved his candidness as he discussed his journey to self-discovery. He also possesses the ability to put hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around-thoughts into simple words. As a nice bonus, there was a lot of Kenyan history that I never knew and thoroughly enjoyed learning. (****)

  • O the Oprah Magazine: Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine

    O the Oprah Magazine: Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine
    Great read. Inspiring pieces to fit every aspect of your life. Personal favorites? Barack Obama interview and all of Martha Beck's articles. (****)

  • Edwidge Danticat: The Dew Breaker

    Edwidge Danticat: The Dew Breaker
    Wonderful read. Heavy subject matter. Various stories brilliantly tied together. (****)

  • David E. Talbert: Love on the Dotted Line : A Novel

    David E. Talbert: Love on the Dotted Line : A Novel
    Okay, I didn't actually complete this. I just stopped reading it once I got to the "pre-prenuptial contract." It was painful to read. The story seemed rushed, the characters were not developed, the dialogue was not believable. (*)

  • : Grown Folk's Business

    Grown Folk's Business
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  • Zane: Afterburn

    Zane: Afterburn
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  • John Grisham: The Broker

    John Grisham: The Broker
    Stuck at the airport. Had to find something cheap to read longer than a magazine. (**)

  • Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha

    Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
    Mr. Golden is a phenomenal storyteller. One of the most entertaining reads in a long time. (****)

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