94 Books To Read About Life, Love, Hustle and Health

Growing up I spent a lot of time at the library. It was within walking distance of my Grandmother’s house and I would go there almost every day to relax, read, get on the computer, rent VHS tapes...Basically everything I do now from the comfort of my home.

I’m slowly working on building my own personal library. Something like this Pinterest heaven here:

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Here’s what I have so far lol:

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Improvements coming soon. Be on the lookout.

In the spirit of procrastination, whenever I discover a new book I want to read, I add it to my Amazon list. As a personal challenge to actually READ them, I am sharing my list with you. Hello accountability squad!

I’m thinking I’ll do an IG story review each time I check a new book off the list. In the meantime, let me know if you’ve read any of the books and what your biggest takeaway was.

  1. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

  2. Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out by Marc Ecko

  3. Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been by Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z 

  4. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  5. Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building Your Brand by William Arruda, Kirsten Dixson 

  6. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

  7. Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior by Mark Goulston  

  8. Manology: Secrets of Your Man's Mind Revealed by Tyrese Gibson, Rev Run

  9. Love Him Or Leave Him, But Don't Get Stuck With the Tab: Hilarious Advice for Real Women by Loni Love

  10. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham

  11. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  12. The Book of Illumination <I>Including</I> The Sign of Success on the Spiritual Path: Kitab al-Tanwir fi Isqat al-Tadbir by Shaykh Ahmad Ibn 'Ata' Allah Al-Iskandari 

  13. Aqualeo's The Book of Illumination 4th edition: The Color of Change 4th ed. Edition by Eric E Mitchell (Author)

  14. Message to the Blackman in America by Elijah Muhammad

  15. Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker

  16. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book

    by Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills

  17. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

    by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha

  18. A Conscious Life: Cultivating the Seven Qualities of Authentic Adulthood by Fran Cox, Louis Cox 

  19. The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve (Evolution And Cognition Series)

    by H. Clark Barrett

  20. Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now by Jane B. Burka, Lenora M. Yuen

  21. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

  22. Salvation: Black People and Love by Bell Hooks

  23. Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem by Bell Hooks

  24. Cure For The Common Life by Max Lucado

  25. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschle

  26. The Garden of Fertility: A Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy--Naturally--and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health by Katie Singer

  27. Creativity For Sale: How I Made $1,000,000 Wearing T-Shirts and How You Can Turn Your Passion Into Profit, Too by Jason Surfr

  28. Profit Hacking: The Web Entrepreneur's 3 Part Formula For Maximizing Success by Steven Daar

  29. Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins by Jayson Gaignard, Kandis Norris Lue

  30. Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby

  31. The Internet to the Inner-Net: Five Ways to Reset Your Connection and Live a Conscious Life

    by Gopi Kallayil

  32. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John, Daniel Paisner

  33. Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work by Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne

  34. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

  35. Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly. John Kay by J. A. Kay

  36. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

  37. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

  38. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) by John C. Maxwell, Steven R. Covey

  39. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins

  40. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

  41. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great) by Jim Collins, Jerry I Porras

  42. My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez, J. Cole

  43. Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson

  44. The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

    by Peggy Klaus

  45. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  46. Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals

  47. Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

  48. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin

  49. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

  50. You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams

  51. Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

  52. I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

  53. Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

  54. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

  55. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

  56. Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi

  57. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: The world's best selling book by Paul Arden

  58. Failed It!: How to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up by Erik Kessels

  59. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison by Shaka Sengho

  60. Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin

  61. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

  62. Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live by Cary Siegel

  63. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

    by Mike Michalowicz

  64. From Niggas to Gods, Part One by Akil, Andre Akil

  65. Don't Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sarah Jakes Roberts, Lisa Bevere

  66. The Goddess Blackwoman: Mother of Civilization ("12 Lessons") by Akil

  67. The Spirit of Intimacy: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Some

  68. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman

  69. How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

    by Clay Scroggins, Andy Stanley

  70. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

  71. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) by Vashti Harrison

  72. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  73. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant

  74. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward

  75. The Power by Naomi Alderman

  76. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

  77. Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

  78. The Gilded Years: A Novel by Karin Tanabe

  79. The Power of a Praying® Wife by Stormie Omartian

  80. 31 Prayers For My Future Husband: Preparing My Heart for Marriage by Praying for Him by Jennifer Smith, Aaron Smith

  81. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg, John David Mann

  82. History of the Black Dollar by Angel Rich, Sharon Redmond

  83. Make Yourself Marketable: The Ultimate Personal Branding Planner by Emmelie Y. De La Cruz

  84. The Profit Planner: Organize Your Day, Your Sales, and Your Funnels by Emmelie De La Cruz

  85. The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince by James Prince;Jasmine D. Waters, Pilar Sanders;Julia Beverly

  86. Creating Money: Attracting Abundance (Sanaya Roman) by Sanaya Roman, Duane Packer

  87. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries, Jack Trout

  88. Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni

  89. Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz

  90. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland

  91. The Subtle Art of Not giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

  92. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

  93. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong

  94. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food ... A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis A. Balch CNC 

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