I often read for leisure.  In such a chaotic world, it helps to be able to escape for a moment.  That’s what books do for me.  They provide solace.  In the past, I would turn to books in order to escape my current circumstance using my imagination to travel far, far away.  In the past, I would read so vigorously that at times I would complete a fairly lengthy book in one day.  Over the years, I have come across books that I really enjoy, many of which I have read more than once.  In no particular order, they include:

  • Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Saints and the Aints by T. M. Franklin-Hall
  • If I Ruled the World by Joy
  • Sweet Summer Growing Up With and Without My Dad by Bebe Moore Campbell

There are many other books that I enjoy. I just cannot think of them at the moment.  What are your thoughts about these books?  What are your favorite books?