Happy New Month guys!! I’m just looking at some of my goals for the year and I realize that I am not even halfway through what I set out to do. The best thing though is that I have been able to stick with what I started.
One of my goals for the year was to read a book a month – and this I have stuck to, faithfully.
(Surround yourself with people who read, and trust me, you will find yourself reading).
I have been reading a lot of non-fiction this year, and these are the books I would love to share with you guys.
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
This book gets me right from the start. Tiffany is someone you can relate with through the story of her life.
This book literally opens your eyes to the brave and strong woman you see on your screens. In the first few pages, she talks of being an example to young women. Through her story that is filled with bravery and honesty, that is exactly what she has achieved.
“I decided to write this book in the hope that someone will read it and feel like, ‘if she can do it, I know I can!’
There is hope.
Born A Crime – Trevor Noah
Trevor falls nothing short of describing his life born in a country as quite literally, a crime.
I read this book in his voice and found myself laughing at just about every situation Trevor described. He has a way of drawing you into his world until you can literally picture the moment he talks about.
This one is also a story of hope – you can be anything and go anywhere.
Like Lupita puts it so nicely, “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Now, I haven’t started reading this book. I introduced someone to this book and they fell in love with it, and so I get insight on certain parts of the book and what it is all about.
In the book, Malcolm tells the stories and studies of people who have succeeded in their fields. It’s all about success and how successful people practice on honing their skill so when an opportunity arises they can seize it.
Success is not necessarily for those who’ve had it easy – anyone can be successful.
Educated – Tara Westover
Then there’s this one I also haven’t read. That’s however about to change because I’m starting on the book by next week
Tara captures her process of self-discovery in this book. She literally removed herself from society because of her belief and knowledge that made her more enlightened. Eventually, her belief systems benefit from her separateness.
It’s the kind of book that I look forward to reading because I know I’ll enjoy it for sure.
Becoming – Michelle Obama
I know, I know. I’ll be reading this book 2000 years after everyone has read it.
I’m looking forward to putting into words what I have seen on TV or heard in interviews. I’ve had this book for quite some time, but it’s just not the right time to read it.
In sharing her story, Michelle hopes to help create space for other stories and other voices, to widen the pathway for who belongs and why.
There are many more I am yet to read – once I do, I’ll let you know my thoughts.
Also, leave a comment of what your current read is or what you are looking forward to reading.
Until next time, all my love