LySaundra Janeé

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Bookstore & Chill: Women's History Month

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good book, an honest poem, and an inspiring quote. In honor of Women's History Month, I've compiled a small list with some of my favorite books, poems and quotes from women. Check out my Goodreads profile for more books that I plan on reading this year!

  1. "I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker." - Gwendolyn Brooks. She clearly understands me. 
  2. Life is Funny by E.R. Frank
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing by Maya Angelou
  4. Words from a Wanderer by Alexandra Elle Smith
  5. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  6. A Jewel in His Crown by Priscilla Shirer 
  7. “I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” - Audre Lorde
  8. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
  9. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  10. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  11. Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums by Sonia Sanchez
  12. Black Sexual Politics by Patricia Hill Collins 
  13. I Wrote a Good Omelet by Nikki Giovanni 
  14. Passing by Nella Larsen
  15. A Poem About My Rights by June Jordan 
  16. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  17. Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
  18. Boroughs Apart by Erica Buddington 
  19. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry 
  20. Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
  21. "If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." - Toni Morrison