I love to read. Here are some books I read and enjoyed recently:

Hunger by Knut Hamsun. This is a beautiful and raw story about a starving writer in late 19th century Kristiania (now Oslo). The deprivation changes his entire way of experiencing life. This book reminded me of Dostoevsky.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This nonfiction book is written as a letter to the author's teenage son about being Black in the United States. This is a very real, raw, and powerful story. Part of this book reminded me of Alex Haley's Autobiography of Malcolm-X.