Emmy-award winning actress and active social justice warrior, Uzo Aduba is a celebrity we certainly admire. We admire her reading picks too, and here are three books she loves.
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
“Absolutely excellent. I loved seeing this woman – who you could so easily look at and think was weak – [and see] she was internally so very strong. It was beautiful.”
A young woman escapes the small Southern town of her childhood and seeks out a new life in the heart of New York City. Years later a telegram from her cousin brings her right back to the trauma of her youth. Will she have the strength to leave again, and will she find love where she once found so much pain?
I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
“Starting the morning right [by reading I’m Judging You].“
With her trademark wit and humor, Luvvie Ajayi lays out the cold hard truths about what we can do in order to do better. This book of essays covers life, social media, culture, fame, race, terrible friends and more. You’ll laugh until your sides hurt but you’ll become a better person by reading this book.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
“The Alchemist. One of my all-time favorite books.”
A metaphor for author Paulo Coelho’s journey to fulfill his dream, The Alchemist is the tale of a young shepherd who longs to go in search of worldly treasures. Along the way he finds wisdom and riches far different than those he expected to find.
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