... & as a reader ...
As a United Statesian taxpayer, I whole-heartedly utilize my local library.
Books should absolutely be bought and paid for,
but there's no need to not-read a book, because you cannot afford it.
Your local library literally has a ... library ... full of books that are available to you, for FREE.
As a resident of Hawai'i, I use the Hawai'i State Public Library System
Click HERE for instructions on how to obtain your FREE library card!!!
1. Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World by Irene Vallejo
2. The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion's Size-Inclusivity Revolution by Gianluca Russo
3. New Animal by Ella Baxter
5. Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel W. Drezner
6. BITCH: on the female of the species by Lucy Cooke [must read]
7. Taste: A Book of Small Bites by Jehanne Dubrow
8. Catching the Light by Joy Harjo [must read]
9. In the Black Fantastic by Ekow Eshun
10. Salty: lessons on eating, drinking, and living from revolutionary women by Alissa Wilkinson
11. you are not alone: the NAMI guide to navigating mental health by Ken Duckworth, MD
12. A Quantum Life: My unlikely journey from the street to the stars by Hakeem Oluseyi [must read]
13. Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition by Yvonne Patricia Chireau
15. Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race by Mary-Jane Rubenstein
16. Hawaii's Royal History (New Revised Edition) by Helen Wong and Dr. Ann Rayson
17. Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke [must read]
18. Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
19. Homie by Danez Smith
20. Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts
21. My Nemesis by Charmaine Craig
22. Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems by Robin Coste Lewis
23. Momfluenced: Inside the maddening, picture-perfect world of mommy influencer culture by Sara Petersen
24. Manse and Nono: Mama's Here by Shana K. Antoine illustrated by Larisa Lungu
25. Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown
26. Fat Talk by Virginia Sole-Smith
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