What would Laurie Jean Cannady read?

Back in June we created the Ink & Letters Summer Reading List, consisting of books several of our contributors and friends recommend that everyone read. We've also been sharing what books several of them were looking forward to reading themselves. If you need to catch up, here are links to the summer reading selections of poet Juan Morales, activist and essayist D.L. Mayfield, and poet John Poch. Today we're sharing the fourth post in this series.

Laurie Jean Cannady's memoir essay "Inflated Worth" was published in I&L issue 3. Cannady shared four titles from her summer to-read list:

  • The Telling by Zoe Zolbrod
  • God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer
  • Words or Water by Li Yun Alvarado
  • The Complete Artist's Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Practice by Julia Cameron

Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady has published articles and essays on poverty in America, community and domestic violence, and women's issues. Her memoir, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul was named one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015 by The Root online magazine. Dr. Cannady currently resides in central Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. She teaches English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter here.