New Book Selections
I hope you enjoyed the Caribbean book selections for the summer. Imagine that, talking about summer in the past. Summer ends too quickly! This “Caribbean queen wasn’t meant to be an ice princess”.
Now the fall jackets are out and the green leaves are turning into the beautiful colors of fall and gradually the days become shorter and colder.
Nuh worry, (not to worry) we’ve got your Caribbean book selections to cozy up for Fall & Winter.
We Love Books!
If this is your first time reading with us, welcome! COF’s books selections (page turners) usually consist of books by Caribbean American authors or books with a Caribbean/Caribbean American focus. Our previous book selections have included books from other authors usually as a juxtaposition to the Caribbean-American or West Indian American point of view. Or non fiction that is relatable, relevant and helpful all around.
I do believe there will be at least one book on this list that you’ll want to read. If not, you can also chose one of the books from our Caribbean Literature 2014 List or our picks for books to read over the summer.
Till the Well Runs Dry
‘Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel by Lauren Francis Sharma (Trinidad) – The debut novel from this author of Trinidadian Heritage has been getting many rave reviews. We learned about the book during the June issue of Essence magazine and was delighted to discover another book by a Caribbean American Author.
Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique (U.S. Virgin Islands)- Another debut novel but Yanique is not new to writing as she’s has written a collection of short stories “How to Escape Leper Colony”.
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Haiti) – Gay is also known for her many short stories, this is the first novel for the author. We heard that An Untamed State is a “can’t put it down, thrilling read” and we can’t wait to cozy up with it.
Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul (Trinidad) – A classic. If you went to high school in the Caribbean, this book was probably on your books to read for English Lit classes. Nostalgia is a big theme for Caribbean Americans and adding a book that we might have read but not quite remember the story ignites memories.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amaruso – If you don’t already have a “side-hustle” you’re probably thinking about it. If you’re not thinking about it, we are sure this book is also great to read as it pertains to women and our careers.
Read it your way
Read these books and other books from our previous selections your way. Maybe you still prefer to hold a physical book in your hand and feel the pages through your fingers. Or maybe you like to read from your mobile device. Remember to check out Overdrive and borrow books from your library. The newer books may or may not be available at your local library. You can purchase via your favorite Nook or Kindle device or app.
Here’s to cozy, can’t put it down reading!