I thought I’d have a different kind of travel “recap” with my recent adventures to D.C. I’ve been a couple times before, but there’s so much to see that I could visit 10 more times and still have a list! We were able to see the monuments (including the new MLK Jr. memorial), visit Mt. Vernon (home to George Washington), The Holocaust Memorial Museum, The National Museum of African American History and Culture and The National Gallery of Art. I love these type of cities. With such a historical city full of museums and bookstores, I managed to add 54837543957430 more books to my reading list (naturally), so I thought I’d share some with y’all!
1. My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King
2. The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
3. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
4. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
5. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I’ve had this book for years and only read bits. He saw early on how the German “church” supported Hitler and gave up everything (including his life) to fight against it. After visiting the Holocaust museum, I really need to finish it.
6. Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith
7. Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism by Daniel Wildenstein
8. Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
9. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
10. Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (there’s three volumes total)
And because you can always add more to the pile, here’s a list of books and movies I’ve read/seen that are worth your time.
- His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
- Days of Grace: A Memoir by Arthur Ashe
- I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I’ll end with a few pics from the trip!
What books have you picked up after a trip?