by Tracey Michae’l
It's that time of year.
As the leaves become a kaleidoscope of reds and golds and violets, many of us look forward to that familiar chill in the air. It is our signal to spend our evenings sipping on our favorite libation, slipping on something comfortable, climbing into the sensual comfort of our beds for a little rendezvous with… a book.
Wait… Where did you think I was going with this?
Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead, July 2014)
Tiffany Yanique’s debut novel will not only immerse you in Caribbean culture—it’s initially set during the founding of St. Thomas as an American colony—but this beautifully rhythmic epic will set you ablaze with its story of love and magic.
Crazy, Sexy Revenge (St. Martin’s Griffin, Oct 2014)
Are you the kind of reader who prefers to leave a story with your heart pounding, emotionally spent? Does a little murder, sex, and betrayal do it for you? JD Mason’s latest is certain to give you the ride of your life.
Into the Go-Slow (The Feminist Press at CUNY, Sept 2014)
Award-winning author, Bridgett Davis’ second novel offers readers literary intimacy on steroids. The characters in the story explore the consequences of living vicariously through another, eventually learn what it means to own all of oneself, and how to love so deeply that it transcends time and geography.
Okay, so maybe fiction isn’t your thing. That’s cool. There are some new nonfiction releases written by sisters who have mastered the art of challenging us all to be and do better.
Impolite Conversations On Race, Politics, Sex, Money and Religion (Atria, Sept 2014)
This book sends you to the deep end with its no-filter dialogue on topics that are difficult to discuss singularly, much less all together.
IMAGINE THIS: Creating the Work You Love (Agate, Nov 2014)
For us creative types (and even those who aren’t), Maxine Clair’s will guide you through all the ways you can harness your creative energy in pursuit of your life’s purpose.
So if autumn is the beginning of “cuffing” season, why not tie yourself down with any of these five fabulous books? You will not be disappointed.
Tracey Michae’l is a freelance writer and educator based out of the metro Philadelphia area. Most of her work probes the intersection of faith/spirituality with social issues such as race, class, and gender. The author of seven books can be found online at www.traceymlewis.com.