We love a great love story, and there’s no better time for one than the dead of winter. Hot romance and cold weather are a timeless pairing, even if its only on our screens or between the covers of a book. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 of the best new romance novels from our favorite authors to buy and read, arriving right on time for Valentine’s Day 2022.
We remain in a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how Black people experience life in America. Also a moment when many of us who are Black are looking for inspiration and reminders of our rich heritage and the courage of our ancestors. There are many ways to do that, of course. One is reading memoirs written by Black writers. Empathy and knowledge can help build bridges. And understanding can begin – or be further deepened – by listening to stories. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of 21 exceptional memoirs and non-fiction books written by top black authors to read right now to better understand the lived experiences of African Americans. Making time to immerse yourself in one or more of these is an excellent way to support brilliant writers. And to hurry along the change that we all so urgently hope for.
To help you keep your new year’s resolutions, maybe some expert input would be useful. But what to read that will actually make a difference in making progress toward our 2022 goals? We’ve curated a list of 16 of the best new advice, motivation and self-help books to help achieve 2022 goals and resolutions, including in personal finance, career, relationships, fitness and healthy eating. These are all new releases from 2021, so the advice is hot off the press. Now, let’s do this!
As a nation, we remain in a moment when many people continue to earnestly try to learn more about how black people experience life in America. And many of us who are black are in search of solace, inspiration and reminders of our heritage and the legacy of our forbearers. There are several ways to do that effectively. One is by reading poetry. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of some of the best inspiring, most popular and most iconic poems written by leading black and African American poets. Here you will find voices from many generations of writers, including some who are creating brilliant work today. Any one of these would be perfect poems to read right now to better understand the lived experience of African Americans. And to celebrate the laureates who give voice to our community.
We’re just gonna say it: sometimes reading history books is a bit of a grind. But it doesn’t have to be that way, dear reader. We’ve gone digging, and found some true gems. These are some of the best new and recent non-fiction books written by women that bring Black history and the ongoing struggle for equal rights for African Americans vividly to life.