This list is in order starting from last added and on.
1. The CEOs Reluctant Lover
Carter Davis’ new nurse is perfect, except for one point – she isn’t actually a nurse. She’s a corporate executive and his new next neighbor.
Vanessa Imenerse is a beautiful, African American woman, who is both smart and savvy. A corporate headhunter is trying to get her to accept a job as CEO of GainsCorp, so Vanessa thought she’d enjoy a well earned vacation in New York at his expense. The only downside is her neighbor is constantly shouting at people.
Vanessa decides to investigate. She discovers her neighbor is an incredibly handsome man who is bed bound while he recovers from a car accident.
When Vanessa walks into his apartment Carter sees a beautiful woman who identifies herself as Vanessa I’m-a-nurse (Imenerse) and he immediately thinks she has been sent by the nursing agency to replace the girl who quit! Vanessa tries to explain the misunderstanding, but he won’t listen and through compassion she decides to help him.
They both fall in love while she looks after him and after he recovers they explore New York city together.
But neither of them realize that the job Vanessa has been offered is to replace Carter in his career as CEO of GainsCorp.
Can their relationship survive this massive dilemma?
Vanessa is torn between the great job offer and the man she has come to love. Once again, she must choose between love and her career.
And when secrets from Vanessa’s path began to resurface, will their bond be able to keep them together? Or will everything fall apart…
In addition to the premise being awesome the story is also interracial romance and less than 100 pages. I’m on a novella or just anything less than 100 page kick so this is up my alley.
#interracial romance #less than 100 pages #romance
2. Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness
Black Cool explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women’s fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to the cadence of poets as diverse as Staceyann Chin and Audre Lorde, Black Cool looks at the roots of Black Cool and attempts to name elements of the phenomena that have emerged to shape the global expectation of cool itself.
Buoyed by some of America’s most innovative thinkers on the subject—graphic novelist Mat Johnson, Brown University Professor of African Studies Tricia Rose, critical thinking and cultural icon bell hooks, Macarthur winner Kara Walker, and many more—the book is at once a handbook, a map, a journey into the matrix of another cosmology. It’s a literal periodic table of cool, wherein each writer names and defines their element of choice. Dream Hampton writes about Audacity. Helena Andrews about Reserve, Margo Jefferson on Eccentricity, Veronica Chambers on Genius, and so on. With a foreword by Henry Louis Gates that bridges historical African elements of cool with the path laid out for the future, Black Cool offers a provocative perspective on this powerful cultural legacy.
Also I’m into seeing the different voices of black people specifically black women. I don’t know if I am into essays are not but I am willing to try them out.
#black people voices #black people are not all the same #essays
3. Down. Set. Fight!
I added this entirely for the cover. It’s a comic so this could be so amazingly crazy.
4. Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever
It’s undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson shows that every technological innovation—from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph—has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But, as in the past, we adapt—learning to use the new and retaining what is good of the old. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future.
#the good technology is doing for us #nonfiction do not disappoint me
Then I Added A Bunch of Plays…
I’m possibly idealistically into the idea of reading less than 100 page plays.
5. A Street Car Named Desire
Okay, so this is a bit over a hundred pages but it is a popular classic film. This could be so enjoyable.
6. You Can’t Take It With You
At first the Sycamore family seems mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is really verklempt.
This sounds like everyone including the family is a hot mess train wreck. I’m here for that all the way.
7. Reeducating Rita
‘Educating Rita’ portrays a working-class Liverpool woman’s hunger for education.
#plays #plays turned into classic films
8. Lists of Note
Humans have been making lists for even longer than they’ve been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world’s archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci’s to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child’s list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human. In its pages you’ll find 125 lists with facsimiles or illustrations, including:
1. A shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks
2. A handwritten list of the BFG’s favourite words by Roald Dahl
3. The 19 year-old Isaac Newton’s list of the 57 sins he’d already committed
4. Galileo’s list of parts needed to build his telescope
5. Einstein’s punitive list of conditions imposed on his first wife
6. 29-year-old Marilyn Monroe’s inspirational set of New Year’s resolutions
7. Martin Luther King’s advice for black people starting to use buses
8. Johnny Cash’s list of ‘things to do today’
9. Michelangelo’s illustrated shopping list
10. Advice for ‘chick rockers’ by Chrissie Hynde
And many, many more…
#lists #oldern time people making lists
9. Pieces of Paper
A chance encounter brings a hint of romance to a young woman’s journey through the streets of Tokyo. This semi-autobiographical short story by the author of Butterfly Swords explores questions of identity and connectedness in the digital age.
Author’s note: All author proceeds from the sale of this story will be donated to the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.
10. Super Mutant Magic Academy
The New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer—moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which she has been serializing online for the past four years, paints a teenaged world filled with just as much ennui and uncertainty, but also with a sharp dose of humor and irreverence. Tamaki deftly plays superhero and high-school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: The SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep school for mutants and witches, but their paranormal abilities take a backseat to everyday teen concerns.
Science experiments go awry, bake sales are upstaged, and the new kid at school is a cat who will determine the course of human destiny. In one strip, lizard-headed Trixie frets about her nonexistent modeling career; in another, the immortal Everlasting Boy tries to escape this mortal coil to no avail. Throughout it all, closeted Marsha obsesses about her unrequited crush, the cat-eared Wendy. Whether the magic is mundane or miraculous, Tamaki’s jokes are precise and devastating.
SuperMutant Magic Academy has won two Ignatz Awards. This volume combines the most popular content from the webcomic with a selection of all-new, never-before-seen strips that conclude Tamaki’s account of life at the academy.
#comics #graphic novel #supernatural