Reading has electrified my life since I could hold a board book! As an adult, I’m genuinely excited to spend weekends roaming bookstores and libraries. Experience has taught me the beauty of living is the ability to embrace what makes you smile wider and breathe easier by noticing and pursuing all the little things. I did a thing in 2019 and started “The Little Things Book Club,” also known as “TLT,” because books and other people who love books make me happy! This community is a home for sharing inspiration and stories. Books bring us together, but life’s little things keep us from growing apart. In my quest to intentionally support the diverse backgrounds and talents of women writers, TLT book club picks are usually written by women fiction authors.
It’s hard to believe we’re already rounding out the year with our final 2020 pick. It has truly been a wild ride, but I believe books have been a peaceful place for us to land. Our November/December 2020 book pick is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi! You’d have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard anything about this book already (ha!). While I usually try to select books that aren’t currently at the height of discussions, I kept coming back to this one. I imagine the word “transcendent” had something to do with it too. It’s a word with many layers. I think this book will live up to its title and speak to life’s obvious and subtle layers too. Happy reading! I invite you to subscribe to my blog for updates, and follow the TLT community on Facebook and Instagram!
Our September/October 2020 was Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo! I’m so glad we had double the opportunity to bask in her artistry this year!
Our July/August 2020 pick was I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Dr. Maya Angelou! It was also reader’s choice month! TLT community members have been on a reading roll!
Our May/June 2020 pick was With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo!
Our March/April 2020 pick was Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid!
Our January/February 2020 pick was Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo!
2019 TLT Book Pick Recap
We read seven amazing books in our first year that walked us through the lives of fictional characters with very real stories about identity, self-love, family trauma, racial divides, conflict, romance, secrets, and much more. Add them to your list!