Shannon Whitehead Smith

Shannon Whitehead Smith

Atlanta, GA
141 posts
The 6 Best Books I Read in 2020

The 6 Best Books I Read in 2020

The only good thing about reading far fewer books this year than last year is that it was much easier to pick favorites. I only read 30 books in 2020 (compared to 55 in 2019). My mind just wasn’t there this year. Life and work seemed busier too, but...

My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019

My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019

It was really hard to narrow down this list this year (as you can tell from how I included honorable mentions at the end for the first time). I read some very good books in 2019—55 in all. I’m currently reading number 55, Friday Black by Nana Kwame...

How Words Have Failed Me

How Words Have Failed Me

When my mind reaches back to my childhood, I picture small journals with metallic covers. I’ve never been much good at keeping a diary, but 10-year-old me had the most success, and she also started my first blog. When I think of my childhood, I think of Mildred D....

Remembering Rome and London

Remembering Rome and London

Six months ago, I took my first international trip. I intended to post this shortly after I got back with detailed notes about everywhere we went, but now I have a better idea of what I’d want to document next time. I say that to warn you: this might...

Change and Its Friend Grace

Change and Its Friend Grace

I almost crashed into the guardrail. This wasn’t just any regular rain. I was slipping and sliding down the road under dark gray skies and an extreme downpour, driving all the way across town to pick up a betrayal. I had made this drive more than a hundred times...

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