Still have gifts to buy this season? Not to worry, the Black Bridal Bliss Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers is right on time! We have something for everyone on your list, even the uber-picky co-worker, neighbor, soror, family member, friend or spouse who is always hard to shop for because he/she already has everything. (You can even score a tome or two for yourself; we won’t tell.) Happy reading!
COFFEE TABLE: Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom by Alysia Burton Steele, $28, Center Street Books
Inspired by memories of her deceased grandmother, author and photographer Alysia Burton Steele delivers beautiful, moving photos combined with inspiring stories of 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta.
COOKING/BAKING: GrandBaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories by Jocelyn Delk Adams, $22.95, Agate Surrey
This cookbook companion to the popular dessert and lifestyle blog “GrandBaby Cakes” is sure to satisfy the foodie on your list.
MOTIVATION: Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes, $24.99, Simon & Schuster
Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes tells us how to own your life and “stand in the sun.”
RACE/MEMOIR: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, $24, Spiegel & Grau
Coates, recently a MacArthur “genius” grant winner, delivers one of the most important books on race in recent memory and looks at what it means to Black in America today. Between the World and Me is a multiple award winner including the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction.
POP CULTURE: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Erin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik, $19.99, Dey Street Books
Whether or not you agree with her views, you’re sure to love this fantastic book that brings unassuming Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the forefront of pop culture.
BIOGRAPHY/SOCIAL COMMENTARY: Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflection on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, M.D., $26, Picador
Did you know only five percent of America’s practicing physicians are Black? Author Damon Tweedy, a Duke University-trained psychiatrist from working-class Maryland, gives compelling first-hand accounts on this and more shocking stats in his admirable quest to close our nation’s disturbing health disparity gaps.
PARENTING: Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself by Ylonda Gault Caviness, $25.95, Tarcher
Veteran journalist and mother of three Ylonda Gault-Caviness offers real-life advice for new and seasoned parents on how to raise children while maintaining a healthy life balance.
DECORATING/HOME DECOR: The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney, $35, Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Fans of interior designer Justina Blakeney’s wildly popular blog “The Jungalow” will find her fantastic book equally eclectic and full of beautiful, bohemian inspiration.
CELEBRITY MEMOIR: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones, $26.99, Gallery Books
One quote says it all. “I’m not a diva, I’m a Jones.” Before Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna, there was Grace Jones. Read about her life from Warhol muse to Bond girl and all around fashion, music and film icon.
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