2017 “Major Reads” Book list

All of these books are not recently published, I just thought it would be cool to accumulate a list of books that I have come across this year that were awesome reads. In between finishing college and training to be a birth/postpartum doula, my down time consisted of making sure I was reading something. anything. everything. as my way of keeping an ear and eye to the literary world. These books are in no way restricted to one genre, they are from all walks of life that just deserved to be shouted out.   xo NF
  • Seducing the Demon: Writing for my Life

    by Erica Jong

  • The Concept of Self: A Study of Black Identity and Self-esteem

    by Richard L Allen

  • Kissing God Goodbye (poetry)

    by June Jordan

  • Unforbidden Pleasures: Rethinking Authority, Power, and Vitality   

    by Adam Phillips     *highly reccomend*

  • The Magical Year: Seasonal Celebrations to Honor Nature’s Ever-Turning Wheel

    by Danu Forest

  • Soul on Ice (a memoir)

    by Eldrige Cleaver

  • Perfume (novel)

    by Patrick Suskind

  • My Wicked Wicked Ways (poems)

    by Sandra Cisneros

  • One Spirit Medicine: Ancient Ways to Ultimate Wellness

    by Albert Villoldo, Ph.d

  • The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism

    by Octavio Paz   *highly reccomend*

  • Big Machine (a novel)

    by Victor Lavalle

  • Then Come Back’: The Lost Neruda Poems 

    Translated by Forest Gander

  • The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages (Perigee) 

    by Richard Cavendish

  • Kindred (a novel)

    by Octaviia Butler  *highly recommend*

  • We Are All Made of Molecules ( a novel)

    by Susin Nelsen

  • Multitudes

    by Lucy Caldwell

  • Gratitude

    by Oliver Sacks

  • A Tale for the Time Being ( a novel)

    by Ruth Ozeki

  • Nothing In This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are

    by Bob Frissel   *highly reccomend*

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