Fall Books! 6 Must-Reads For The Season

Whether you’re into political or social commentary or pop culture, these buzzworthy books will keep you engrossed for weeks.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This insightful and hard-hitting collection of previously published essays were written over the past decade by acclaimed writer Ta-nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He delves into politics and race relations from the Obama White House years to our current administration.  

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together by Van Jones

Citing conflicting ideologies, cultural differences, personal experience, and more, CNN political contributor Van Jones provides a detailed analysis of the state of the nation, and looks at what needs to be done to solve the problems keeping America divided.

Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult offers an honest and personal look at growing up biracial in America (the child of a black father and white British mother), including struggles with self-esteem and dealing with microaggressions.

Prince: A Private View by Afshin Shahidi

Photographer Afshin Shahidi, formerly Prince’s exclusive lensman of 15 years, shared a close friendship with the late music legend.  This compilation of never-before-seen pictures of Prince’s tours, private parties, candid shots and more spans over 256 pages, and includes a foreword by Beyoncé.

We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union

Through a series of candid essays that reflect her own journey, the Being Mary Jane actress gets real about “racism, sexism, sex, relationships and sexual violence in the workplace.”

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward

In this novel, Jesmyn Ward—who recently was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation for her work in literature—explores the pain and perseverance of a troubled family in present-day Mississippi as their lives relate to the turbulent legacy of the South.

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