For this week, we bring you 5 books to encourage you to get back in life and help you cultivate resilience!
The Rules Do Not Apply ****
Author: Ariel Levy
All her life, Ariel Levy was told that she was too fervent, too forceful, too much. As a young woman, she decided that becoming a writer would perfectly channel her strength and desire. She would be a professional explorer— “the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Levy moved to Manhattan to pursue her dream, and spent years of adventure, traveling all over the world writing stories about unconventional heroines, following their fearless examples in her own life. But when she experiences unthinkable heartbreak, Levy is forced to surrender her illusion of control. In telling her story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained. And of how to begin again.
The Other Black Girl ****
Author: Zakiya Dalila Harris
Zakia Dalila Harris brings a blistering satire with her new book, The Other Black Girl. The novel follows the story of Nella Rogers, the only black editorial assistant at Wagner Books. When the firm hires Hazel-May McCall things change for the worst for Nella. Despite thes two woman sharing a wonderful bonding, Hazel finds herself rising in ranks revealing the racism in white publishing industries.
Available on Amazon from June 1.
To Live or Maybe not *****
Author: Gary Revel
Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 2021 — A single bullet silenced the voice, but not the dream, of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Whether or not James Earl Ray pulled the trigger — and why — has been the subject of speculation for more than five decades.
Songwriter, musician, author and special investigator Gary Revel investigates the assassination of Martin Lither King Jr and the unvarnished truth that the world needs to know in his book To Live or Maybe not.
The Wool Over Their Eyes ****
Author Dione Martin
Dione Martin brings a heartfelt story about the dynamics of a complex family and their emotional journey when buried secrets from the past resurfaces.
No one in Joe’s family know about his illegimate and bi-racial daughter Natalia and he intends to take this secret to his grave. When words spread that Joe is going to expire soon, Natalia is compelled to meet her father and make up for the lost time.
Based on Martin’s personal experience, she explores what it feels like to grow up without a father and be cheated on in marriages.
The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain’s Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again ****
Author: by Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson is a critically acclaimed mountain climber and environmental geologist who witnessed the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas back in 2015. The earthquake killed 18 people on the mountain and 9000 others across Nepal. In his book, he shared controversial and never- before shared firsthand facts and experiences about the earthquake during his last climb on the summit.