Book List| July 2020 #TBR list

Updated: Jul 3



As we all know, it's important to have goals!

New month new reading goals...


As we adjust and adapt to the current changing healthcare climate, and actively advocate for causes we support, it's important for us to make time for self-care. If you are a fellow book lover or just want to read more this year, start by making a "to-be-read" (#tbr) list of your own...


A friend of mine recently asked how I find time to read so many books. Then, a few more friends asked me the same question. I plan to do an entire blog post answering that exact question, but I'll give you a sneak peek here: I always keep a running list of books that I want to read on hand! In the social media book world, we call it a #TBR (to be read) list.


It's easy to make one, just open the notes tab on the electronic device of your choice and label it "TBR" (or a pen and paper is just fine) then go about your regularly scheduled program. When you come across a book that seems interesting to you, whether via TV, Radio, a friend or readingontherun.com , write it down. Before you know it, you'll have a list of books that you couldn't possibly finish in a lifetime. Therefore, you can never use the excuse "I just have nothing to read". Of course, you could always just sign-up for our book club and we'll send you plenty of good books for consideration.

I picked a few from my list for this month.

Check out my July #tbr list below. Enjoy!



A Million Little pieces by James Frey

Non-Fiction/Memoir

This memoir chronicles James' sobriety journey over his 6 weeks in rehab recovering from addiction to Alcohol and other substances. This book spent time on the bestsellers list (sparking a "little" scandal) and the critics call it a story of triumph!

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

Non-Fiction/Memoir


You may have seen a preview for a limited series of the same name on Netflix. I watched all four episodes in one day and then decided the book it was loosely based on would be better (as always). Unorthodox is a story about how Deborah Feldman decided to leave her Orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community and flee to Germany alone (of all places!), having previously never stepping a foot outside of New York where her community still lives.


Heart & Hustle: Use your passion. Build your brand. Achieve your dreams by Patricia Bright

Non-Fiction/Memoir


Patricia Bright is a larger than life social media personality boasting millions of followers across multiple platforms. After being laid-off from her corporate finance job and succeeding at having one video go viral on YouTube, she decided to pursue a full-time social media career. Patricia brings her signature bright smile, quick wit, London (UK) roots and Nigerian heritage to the party every time. I am looking forward to sharing some laughs with her in this read.

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The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel by Sista Souljah

Fiction/Contemporary Urban Literature

A re-read (after decades!) in preparation for the next book on my list, this is a story about a young girl named Winter living in New York City coming of age in an organized crime family. Beware, Winter is not always a "likable" main character which makes the story that much better at drawing in and engulfing the reader. Sista Souljah is a master storyteller. I agreed to re-read this one with a friend so it should be fun! Feel free to join us!

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Midnight by Sista Souljah

Fiction/Contemporary Urban Literature

The character Midnight is a love interest we, the readers, meet in The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel. The mystery of Midnight is a large part of the allure for fans of the original book. Therefore, nine years later, the author, Sista Souljah began releasing what is now a three-part series to give fans more insight to "Midnight". This series turned out to be just as popular with fans!

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As always, Happy Reading Friends!

Xoxoxoxoxox,

RTOR