The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Thanks to the amazing ladies, Mel and Nat, the founders of Black Girls Book Club, I received a signed copy of The Hate U Give. Whilst everyone on Twitter seemed to be racing through the book, I started off slow, however, once I got to Chapter 7 I was hooked. I literally commented out loud and kept saying ‘woooow’ as I read through the book. The Hate U Give is a great read and I’m so pleased to watch its success!
Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
I know I’m incredibly late to the party, but I finally read Milk and Honey. I’ve seen the micro poems all over Instagram but I don’t understand poetry so this remained on the wishlist for a while. I immediately blown away! Kaur says so much with so few words. I found myself saying ‘wow’ and feeling deeply moved by 90% of the poems. She’s an incredibly dope poet who’s inspired me to at least try my hand at poetry. I enjoyed this book way more than I thought possible! I can’t wait for the release of her second book.
You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
This book is highly recommended by Curlbox CEO, Myliek Teele. I spontaneously ordered it on Prime and got stuck in straight away. I had no intention of reading a self-help book but I needed something light. I’d like to think I’m done with self-help era of my life but I appreciated Sincero’s candid writing style. This book is for the sceptic and the person who would rather not read lengthy spiritual texts. My favourite chapter is The Almighty Decision because I am indecisive as fuck!
Indecisicion is one of the most popular tricks for staying stuck within the boundaries of what’s safe and familiar.
Sincero hit the nail on the head with that quote and it reminded me to get the hell on it with it. You’d like this if you’re looking for a concise, actionable self-help guide that avoids lengthy jargon.
I have a few books on my shortlist this month, but who knows what I’ll be reading. Comment below or tweet me your recommendations.