Happy Sunday, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. I am putting together my spring reading list and I’ll be sharing it with you all on Tuesday!
If you’re looking for some weekend reading, I’ve got you covered with my favourite links…
+ Last night, I started The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and I am already 100 pages in. This is a story that desperately needed to be told. It’s tearing me apart. As I’m reading, I am so overcome with so many emotions that I can’t stop my hands from shaking. All I can think is “this feels so real.” And that’s because it is real; it’s happening every single day. Here’s a great interview she did with Atlanta magazine. I am ecstatic it’s being adapted into a movie!
+ LOVED this essay. The Personal is Political.
+ Emma Roberts has an online book club, Belletrist. I really enjoyed her exclusive interview with Joan Didion about her new book South and West.
+ Will’s incredible profile in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times is so well-deserved!
+ A fascinating long read: ‘London Bridge is down’: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death. I haven’t read this piece in its entirety, but I will soon.
+ How to Get What You Want (it’s a lot easier than you think). I can definitely relate to number 3.
+ The Super Bowl Champ, and the Dying Author Who Changed His Life. “Your book ‘Exclamation Mark’ … changed my outlook on life. It taught me that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from—there is a place in this world for you. You just have to stay strong and keep moving forward.”
+ This cake is just so beautiful.
+ Have you heard of Code Switch? It’s an NPR podcast by journalists of colour that launched last year May. Gosh, I’m late.
(Photo snapped by Kay Gardner Beltline last spring.)