I had dental work done today. While I’m down and out, I’m reviewing a couple of books I’ve read lately.
I just joined the Book of the Month Club and was excited to see that a book I’ve been dying to read, An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones, was one of the selections. Five stars!
This books tells the story of middle class black American, a couple married for only 18 months. Roy and Celestial are college educated, in love, and starting their life together.
Then, the reality of being a POC in America hits. Roy is wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Should Celestial stay with him? Why and Why not?
This book made me think. It hits so many big questions, both about racial issues in America, but also about being married, about the commitment it takes to maintain a long-term relationship. I learned from this book. Definitely pick it up! It was also an Oprah Book Club selection!
I also just finished When Katie Met Cassidy, an easy to read, perfect for the summer, book by Camille Perri. 3/5
Katie and Cassidy are both corporate lawyers in New York. They happen to meet one day in a meeting, and their chemistry is immediate. The complication is trust Cassidy is a lesbian, and Katie is confused. She’s never been with a woman and feels conflicted over familial and societal expectations. She must decide what is right for her and find the courage to follow through.
This is a fun, sensual read. I liked there diversity of side characters, and I actually LOLed a couple of times. I also read this book in a day.