The good reads we are delving into while basking in the glorious summer weather. Social dynamics were fraying in the lead up to the Thirty Years' War, disagreements between neighbors turned poisonous, the most vulnerable became scapegoats.
Before the successful Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, Forrest Gump was a book written by Winston Groom. After giving away his college fund to charity and burning the remaining cash he had in his wallet, Christopher Johnson McCandless set out in the Alaskan wilderness to invent a new life for himself. Author Jon Krakauer adapted Into the Wild from a 9,000-word article written on McCandless' life.
If you're looking to broaden your reading list, may we suggest you start by adding more books by Latinx authors to your TBR pile. Regardless of one's cultural background or ethnicity, reading books written by people with experiences and perspectives that differ from our own can introduce us to worlds that don't look and function like ours and new ways of navigating the society we live in. For far too long, the racial makeup of many bookshelves haven't looked like the people who fill them, and that has a lot to do with the makeup of the publishing industry from the top on down.
From prestigious Pulitzer Prize winners to books that have been praised by Oprah herself, we scoured several best-seller lists and award archives to find the most popular book published every year since 1945. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972, this story of discovery follows wheelchair user and ex-historian Lyman Ward in his quest to write his grandparents' biography.
As the world slowly but surely begins to open up amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it's likely that you're not quite ready to return to normal (whatever that looks like now) just yet. After all, we've been inside for more than a year at this point; socializing in the outside world is going to take some getting used to.While you make the transition, why not turn to your old friend Netflix? The streaming platforms houses thousands of television shows and films that span every genre — includ
Tess Holliday went on Instagram to criticize a new magazine cover that shared the "worst" beach bodies.
The 50-year-old is relaxing in the sun!
The singer is bringing the heat!
The 33-year-old model is positively radiant!
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On Wednesday, Ashanti, 40, shared a video to Instagram showing her strutting happily in a blonde bob, white sunglasses by Balmain and a blue bikini by Black-owned swimwear brand Olivia London Swimwear. And it was hard not to notice her toned abs.
Her mom, Goldie Hawn, introduced her to the brand over 20 years ago.
The 56-year-old model has a message to people about aging.