This year, I'm making reading a priority.
I created a pretty dope reading list last year that - I'll be honest - had the chance to read only eight titles. However, this year, I am focused on achieving the goal of reading TWENTY BOOKS, and more than content with spending more time with my nose stuck in a book instead of spending hours aimlessly scrolling on Twitter or Instagram. #SorryNotSorry
Last night's #TimesUp demonstration of solidarity and sisterhood at the Golden Globes also inspired me to create this list of 28 books by 28 women authors. From the much anticipated novel from writer Morgan Jerkins, to modern classics from Natalie Baszile and Elizabeth Gilbert, to spiritual guidance tools by Priscilla Shirer and Sarah Jakes Roberts, I hope that this list will leave you encouraged, lifted and motivated to make this the best year yet! I'll be sharing #My2018Reads throughout the year on Twitter and Instagram, so make sure to follow the hashtag for updates!
Oh! And if you're on Good Reads, let's be friends!
If you want the real tea on #BlackGirlMagic...
A Piece Of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jessmyn Ward
If you're ready to get your business and money right...
Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes
The Joy Of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over The Place: The Art Of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
If you're looking to take imagination for on a ride...
Heads Of The Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spries
No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Halsey Street by Naima Coster
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Love War Stories by Ivelisse Rodriguez
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
If you're down with G-O-D, and want to get your mind and spirit together...
Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
Lady in Waiting: Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right by Jackie Kendall
Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and Doer by Jenn Sprinkle
Don't Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sarah Jakes Roberts
Awaken: 90 Days With The God Who Speaks by Priscilla Shirer