You all asked, so here they are! These 12 books are personal picks of books I’ve either read or plan to read this year. Enjoy this special curated list!
12 Books worth a Read in 2019.
1: 48 laws of Power by Robert Greene
If you are philosophy type of person, this book will pull you right in. For those who seek understanding the power in their own ambition and drive, Greene’s writing will guide you to real life applications of power.
2: Becoming By Michelle Obama
Who hasn’t heard of this phenomenal book by our very own Mrs. Obama?? FLOTUS takes us through her unique lens of being able to share her voice with the world. Just go grab this book!
3: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
This is another author who takes her creative writing to share a beautiful story. Looking into the life of a Afro-Latina girl born and raised in Harlem, Acevedo utilizes the young girl’s powerful path to poetry to let the world know who she is.
4: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Okay so I’ve read a few excerpts from this book and Hollis is on fire with her message! This is a read that makes you feel like you’re talking to one of your girlfriends. Hollis walks you through the mental power to not allow other’s perceptions of you define who you are.
5: Away by A. Erin Walker
I read this fiction book in two days. I could NOT put it down! Walker takes us on a journey of a 20-something starting a new life across the country and adapting to a new city. Her writing really paints the picture; feels like you’re watching a movie!
6: Leap Frog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Nino
This book is for the women out there who needs inspiration for making it happen in your business! Based on current reviews this book has been highly recommended for the modern aspiring entrepreneur.
7: The Fire Next Time By James Baldwin
First and foremost, I’d like to say that Mr. Baldwin is one of the greatest Black Authors in America- his work is truly inspiring. In honor of Black History Month, this is a current read of mine. Mr. Baldwin distributes personal essays during the time of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
8: We Tell Ourselves in Order to Live By Joan Didion
The title of this book pulled me right in! It is actually a collection of several nonfiction books in one, all written by Didion. I have been told her writing style is sure to pull you in- I’ll be studying more of her work.
9: Unstoppable Tenacity by Erica Stepteau
Stepteau is all about addressing and getting rid of emotional baggage of mindset of lack to live the life we deserve.She teaches her Queens the importance of digging deep within to embark on your own journey to greatness. This book is inspiring and challenges you stretch yourself in order to be ‘unstoppable’.
10: Americanah by Chimamada Ngozi Adichie
Many may know Adichie from being featured on Beyonce’s recent album, giving us a beautiful dialogue on the song Flawless. In this Novel, she shares an interesting perspective of race and identity of two Nigerians adapting to the cultures of the United States as well as the United Kingdom. From my own personal experience of international travel as a Black American, I am looking forward to similarities from experience and the novel.
11: Educated by Tara WestoverIm really excited about this read because Westover compels an insightful story of her life and how she managed to grow outside of her dysfunctional family upbringings. Based on what I have researched, this book many can relate to in terms of finding their way in life.
12: Of course I saved the best for last, my first Published Book will be available to you in the Spring! I will be sharing with you tools to Tap into your creative skill and live the life YOU want. SUPER excited to share this work with you all!
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What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!