Care Package Explanation: Book Rec Series

Hiiii! So, for today’s blog I will be giving a short descriptive overview or breakdown of my favorite book recommendations in the hopes that it will make you interested enough to read them. I read books of all genres, it does not matter how big, small, or what the page setup or word structure looks like I will read it. I will be including a variety of genres in this blog series including self-help; healing, teen romance, mystery, utopian and dystopian societies, etc. 

The first book I will be describing is Care Package: A Path to Deep Healing. I really love everything about this beautiful piece of artwork. First and foremost, Sylvester Mcnutt ||| authored this book. He is a famous African American author who is known for his bestselling collection “Lust for Life”. Sylvester was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1985 and he is now 37 years of age.   This book was published on June 4, 2018, when he was 33 years of age. I just wanted to give you guys a little biography of the author, and now we can hop right into it. 

Anyone who asks me for book recommendations, or what types of books do I read, I always recommend Sylvester McNutt but specifically “care package”. This book is truly lifechanging. I love it because he doesn’t try to seem too articulate by using so many big words that the common knowledge of people wouldn’t understand. When the words that are being put together are too focused in a book, I feel like it disconnects the readers, especially when words are used that most people won’t understand. The book is so personal, and it reads as if you’re having a conversation with the author. He speaks in such a relatable way, and he even says a few curse words, but I think it works great and gives the book a more human feel and shows that none of us are perfect and that we all make mistakes, and that’s okay.  

Another reason that this book is so appealing is because he talks about his own experiences good, bad, or traumatic. He’s an open book with the reader no matter how much of a pun that may sound. He tells his experiences and compares and contrasts them to what you may be going through and how he dealt with it. What I really appreciate though is that he never tells you how to fix your problems, because life isn’t a one size fits all solution. There are many things to consider. He gives you advice, and things to look for when going through traumatic events or dealing with toxic people. He lets you know that you’re not alone, but you must find the strength to be able to leave those toxic people alone and remove yourself from those horrific situations. 

He writes in a way that doesn’t pressure you or make you feel bad about staying in a bad place, because we all have done it whether we like to admit it or not. We have all made mistakes and been through things, but it’s how you come back from them that matters, and I love how he embraces that theme. I also really enjoy that he doesn’t make it all about himself. He makes you the center of attention and the voice that matters most in the conversation, while not spoiling you too much making you think that your feelings make the world go round. It’s such a validating book that uplifts your spirit out of the dirt, and plants it in potting soil in the biggest vase he could find, because he knows you will flourish. 

Author: Aleria Holmes

Aleria Holmes I'm a Senior Literary Student at MSA with a passion for writing much stronger than a hobby. After high school I plan to attend Columbia University to major in Creative Writing (screenwriting specifically) and minor in Psychology. I love what I do and I hope to make a career out of it someday.

3 thoughts on “Care Package Explanation: Book Rec Series”

  1. I love how you talk about the book, and it did give inspiration for me to read it. I might pick it up one day!

  2. I absolutely love this post and I can tell through the way you described the author and the book and this is something you’re really passionate about and wish for others to have an experience with this book just as you did. This is definitely going on my wish list for books to get:)

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