We’ve got so many books on our list already, but why not add a little more? If you’re wondering what to read in 2018 – here are the books that dropping throughout the year that we’re more than a little excited about.
One of our favorite fiction writers gifts us with a book of essays. Arranged into five sections, the book poses questions that are so immediate to our everyday life and is rooted in general truths but colored with personal experience – a book coming out in 2018 that’s not to be missed. This will make the perfect book for when you need someone to relate and can’t find anyone – Smith gets it.
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
A dark comedy set in Baghdad by one of Iraq’s newest literary stars, this book capturs the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq. In US-occupied Bagdad, among the ruined streets, the main character collects human body parts in order to create a complete corpse in order to send a message to the government to give victims a proper burial. Read if you’re looking for a fictional book on the conflict that is strong in message but has some black humor as well.
The Little Book of Feminists Saints by Julia Pierpont
An awesome piece of inspiration and coffee table book, The Little Book of Feminists Saints tells the legacy of these amazing females through short biographies and stunning full-color portraits that have championed women’s empowerment and progress. Heroes include Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Harriet Tubman and more. Read if you wanna feel like a badass bitch.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
From one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, this poetic memoir reminds us that protesting is an act of love – for those that are most vulnerable. Though many in the movement have been labeled terrorists – the book highlights the love, strength and resilience of those behind the movement. Read if you need a reminder of why we do the work.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This 600-page book is packed full of goodness from start to finish. Set in West Africa and rooted in magical realism, Children of Blood and Bone tells the story of Zelie who must stand up to a ruthless king and crown prince who have ordered the eradication of magic for good. The book also scored a movie deal. Read if you want to sink to a world of artistry, magic and beauty.