The 2016 SRS Reading List

January 

Skin Deep:  Black & White Women Write About Race

by Marita Golden and Susan Shreve



February 

All About Love: New Visions

by bell hooks



March

Reflections in a Golden Eye

by Carson McCullers



April

The Awakening

​by Kate Chopin 



May

For the Sake of My Sanity: One Woman's Journey of Speaking Truth to Power and Ignorance

by DrLoni



June

Ruby 

​by Cynthia Bond



July

Letter to My Daughter

by Maya Angelou



August 

Like Water for Chocolate

by Laura Esquivel



September

Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA

by Julia Alvarez



October 

The House of the Spirits

by Isabel Allende


November

Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being

by Christiane Northrup, M.D.



December

Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity

by Queen Afua



​​The 2017 SRS Reading List


January
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
(Audible)


February
Loving Yourself to Great Health:
Thoughts & Food - - The Ultimate Diet

by Louise Hay
Ahlea Khadro
Heather Dane



March
The Diva Rules 
by Michelle Visage
(Audible)


April
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires on the Rise of the Radical Right
by Jane Mayer
(Audible)


May

The Patternist Series

Wild Seed (1980)

Mind of My Mind (1977)

Clay's Ark (1984)

Survivor (1978)
The Pattermaster (1976)
by Octavia Butler
(Audible)


June
For the Sake of My Sanity: One Woman's Journey of Speaking Truth to Power & Ignorance *

by DrLoni


July

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly

(Movie & Audible)


August 

Writing as a Way of Healing: How Tellling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

by Louise DelSalvo


September 

The Beggar Maid

by Alice Munro


November

Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences

by Marie-Pierre Colle & Guadeloupe Rivera


December

July's People

by Nadine Gordimer