I am back with another edition of Five Favorites for the month of August! I am really excited to share last month's picks and hope that your interest is piqued by my choices. If you’re new here, this monthly blog post is where I share my current favorite book, movie, podcast, TV and album--which are all by and for Black women.
As always, feel free to comment below what you are currently watching, reading or listening to-- we love recommendations!
So, let’s dive in:
Book: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillian
If you have yet to read a book by my sis, Terry, I highly suggest you start with this one! Of course, Waiting to Exhale is an all-time classic, but this book might rival it! As one of her more recent works, Terry uses this book to share the story of a Black woman that, basically, decides to completely change the course of her life while simultaneously contacting each of the men she has ever loved-- interesting, right? I didn’t want to put this book down and I promise that if you pick up a copy, you won’t want to either.
Movie: How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Ironically, this is another Terry McMillian book turned novel and popular classic. During quarantine, I had a stint with attempting to watch all of the “classic” rom com movies that I had never seen, and this was on my list. How Stella Got Her Groove Back is an old school, Black, romantic movie-- which are the best type of movies in my opinion. If you’re looking for something to watch this fall, or just want to revisit an old classic, this movie is a good choice.
Podcast: Therapy for Black Girls
Honestly, I am still trying to get in the habit of listening to more podcasts, but this is one that I have liked since I first attempted to dive into the world of digital audio shows. Therapy for Black Girls is a podcast that anyone can benefit from. Topics range from coping with work anxiety to managing difficult relationships. What I really like about this podcast is that the episodes tend to be short, so it is something that you get a lot from from without it taking up too much of your time!
Album: Queen of the Souf by Mulatto
Now, I have been a fan of Big Latto since early 2019 when my friend played her infamous single in the car and Big Latto hasn’t let me down since! As her debut studio album, Queen of the Souf definitely did everything it should have done! From the dope features to the popping beats, I am definitely pleased and recommend it to anyone who is a lover of female rap.
TV Show: P-Valley
Last, but not least-- one of the most popular shows out right now-- P-Valley. If you have a Twitter or Instagram account, I am sure you have seen people talking about this show. Usually, I am more into comedic or uplifting shows, but this one was too good not to watch! If you like drama and juiciness, this show is the perfect one for you. Each episode left me wanting more and wishing that P-Valley existed in real life.
I hope you enjoyed my picks this month and I am looking forward to sharing again soon! <3