My bookmark is in the memoir "Raising Fences" by Michael Datcher. Although released a few years ago, Michael's story is incredibly relevant. He speaks of his upbringing, being conceived through rape and growing up as an adoptive child or as his Moms says "you were made in my heart". The story moves into Michael navigating the world as a black man. The book reminds me of "The Color of Water" by James McBride and "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching" by Mychal Denzel Smith.
I'm listening on audiobook to "White Tears" by Hari Kunzru. The novel is about Carter and Seth, two friends who share a love for music. Seth is invited into a world of wealth, access and hipster realism unbeknownst to his upbringing. Once I found my groove with the book, I began to appreciate it for its sarcasm, musical pulse and sharp characters. I'm looking forward to seeing how the story continues to move.