Miss Ashley's Bookclub

Miss Ashley’s Book Club

I am kicking off a brand new series! (Woo Hoo!) I read so many books, and I want to start sharing on the books I come across! I read everything from self-help, inspirational, urban-fiction, to biographies. I tend to find books by perusing through the library, Amazon, social media and especially through word of mouth.  With that being said, starting this month, I will begin posting on one book per month! To kick off the series, I will start with my most recent read…

Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, R.Kelly


With R.Kelly making headlines this past summer for keeping a “cult” of women and with the even more recent headlines of his Atlanta home being robbed, it actually sparked my curiousity in him. It seems like most celebrities have biographical books these days. So, I did a quick Google search and up comes Soulacoaster. I’m sure we all have a favorite R.Kelly song or even album. The Chicago native happens to be one of my favorite artist to date, despite his very controversial past. I tend to make a point to try to separate the artist and their music, from the artist and their personal lives.

The book was a very interesting and enlightening read. There was a lot about his background and humble beginning. Especially, some daunting childhood events, that would have been difficult for many to overcome. He shares his stories of rising from a downtown Chicago street performer, to the superstar that we all know. R.Kelly’s career has held on for over two decades, and he shares many of his most personal stories of triumph as well as disappointment. But, spoiler alert, it does not go into depth about his past allegations or the Aaliyah scandal. So, if you are reading in hopes to get to the nitty-gritty, you should probably just sit this one out so you won’t end up disappointed.

Overall, it was an easy read and included numerous photos from different time periods throughout his life.  It’s pretty funny to look at the many changes he has made with his hair. My personal favorite was the 90’s bald head R.Kelly! The book does contain over 300 pages, but the print is large and the chapters are short, making it pretty easy to get through.

If you have read this book, what did you think!? Do you have any suggestions for next months book? Let me know in the comments! 

One thought on “Miss Ashley’s Book Club

  1. This book was as good as it was revealing. Wherever one falls on the R. Kelly spectrum, this overview of his life story will definitely add the proper context for both his vilification and redemption. Great read overall 💯💯

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