Read, read, read. —William Faulkner
There are so many things I could write about this “liminal season” I’m in, but I’m a slow processor. Instead I share books I’m reading and rereading these days. Some of the following books are more than entertainment but staple nourishment or part of my self-care regimen.
- The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart
A great many of us turn to poetry in time of need.
As if I didn’t know this already. But it has been a much needed reminder for me (as a writer of poetry) to keep writing. In the near future, I promise to share why I questioned my writing.
- Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
Am I a bird that skims the clouds along,
Or am I a wild storm, or a great song?
- Love Letters to Writers by Andi Cumbo-Floyd
I have to hold space for my words to find new climbing trellises.
This book is like a friend every writer should have. It’s gentle, wise and encouraging.
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Imaginative and futuristic things; an Afropolitan in space. This is a series I want to devour but have to slow down so that I can enjoy this imaginary world much longer.
- Things I Don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy
This is the first book of a two-series ‘Living Autobiography’ on writing and womanhood. This has become my reference book. I’ll also write more about this at some point.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of reads that keep me going while in quarantine. By the way, I highly recommend all these books. You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy or relate to the ones about writing, themes are universal.
special note: April is the birth month of my writer friend, Magaly. This post is in response to her birthday request, and for enjoyment of all my readers, to share the titles of stories (in the shape of books and TV shows) that are keeping us entertained these days.
Wishing you all a beautiful spring, regardless!