Favorites: Summer Edition

It's that time of year where all our favorite shows are on hiatus and we're sloshing though the hot Texas summer season. Here are my recommendations for dealing with the dog days of the year. 

Books:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Captivating and beautiful, it's a hauntingly gorgeous poetic memoir.

The Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny. These books have brought back my faith in humanity more than once.

Pastrix: Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and a Saint by Nadia Bolz Weber. I loved this book. It put so many things into words that I never knew I needed to hear. I laughed. I cried. I felt deeply known.

Television and Movies:

Community. (TV) I can't believe I never watched this show when it was on air. It is hilarious and creative in so many ways. If you like shows that explore how people change and transform through being known, then I highly suggest. It is so funny. (Hulu)

Hasan Minaj: Homecoming King. (Stand Up Special) This stand up is pure poetry. Funny, enlightening, and creative. (Netflix)

The Big Sick (Movie). It's not every day that I recommend a romantic comedy but this is it. Possibly my favotire movie in the genre. It tells the story of a Stand Up Comedian dealing with his girlfriend who just went in a coma. It's a true story of a married couple who went on to write the movie. It deals with illness, family dynamics, following your dreams, and interracial relationships.

Games and Places:

What do you Meme? This is the ultimate game for millenials and those who love memes and laughing.

Peticolas Brewing Tap Room. The perfect spot for playing the above game and hanging out with your friends. The beers are amazing too.