Spring reading list

As the seasons change, so does my literary tastes. For Spring, my book list consisted of a lot of magic related, romance centered, and quick reads. Along with binge watching Grace & Frankie on Netflix, entertainment for Spring was great.

  • The Dream of a Common Language
    -Adrianne Rich
  • Jambalaya: The National Book of Personal Charms + Practical Rituals
    -Luisha Teish
  • Santeria Aesthetics: In Contemporary Latin American Art
    -Arturo Lindsay
  • The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire
    -David Deida
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews
    -Scott Cunningham
  • Dark Desires: Beginning
    -Delicious Dave

Book list of 2017

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 Au
  • 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 recommend)

  • 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 recommend)

  • 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 Octavia Butler

  • 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