Back in January I talked about my return to good habits. The first one I discussed was getting back to reading, which was always an escape of mine. I realized as 2020 had come hurdling at us, I hadn’t read a book in some time.
Now that we are in Q2, I wanted to do my check in to keep myself accountable and let you all know I stuck with my goal! I finished 2.5 books last quarter and I am very glad I did. Given this corona virus, the timing couldn’t have been better with all of us house bound. With that being said, I decided I would give a quick synopsis of the books I read so that you can add a few new books to your reading list.
Killing Kryptonite – by John Bevere
This book changed me in the best way. In his book, John discusses the Christians battle with the things that distract us from a deep and profound relationship with the Father, he called it our kryptonite, liking it to Superman and his inability to function when kryptonite is present. If you are looking to remove the barriers and have a deeper relationship with Christ, I highly recommend it.
The Color of Money – Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap – by Mehrsa Baradaran
Talk about an intense history lesson! This book discusses black people’s experience with the banking system, the government and our legacy of exclusion from participating in the ‘American Dream’ of building generational wealth. Mehrsa gives an extraordinary breakdown of the history of that exclusion through government policy, both federal and local; how banking/finance works and its propensity to perpetuate its exclusion of black people from emancipation to present day. This is a must read!
Late Bloomers – The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement – by Rich Karlgaard
Our society, scratch that, our world is obsessed with early achievement. From acing the SAT’s; getting into the ivy’s; making a million dollars before you are 25, society has shared a narrative that you must do the big things early in life. But what this book conveys, and I learned firsthand, is many people who have achieved did it later in life. In addition, late achievement brings with it a myriad of attributes that we, as a society take for granted. If you didn’t make it happen before 30 and you have that fire later in life, this is the book for you. (This is my .5 books, just about finish with it)