Your 2023 Reading List Is Here—Get Excited for These 12 Buzz Worthy Books!

Is there anything better to do in the winter than read? Our homes are the coziest they will be all year because of the low temperatures. 

Additionally, when spring arrives, we won't have time to put our literary lives ahead of picnics and hikes. 

Although the months of January through March frequently cause us to be concerned about how we will fill our weeks, this is the ideal time to compile our winter bucket lists and begin checking off our favorite activities. 

What is my top priority? reading through all of these books for 2023. 

There are self-care, reflective and spiritual books  Needless to say, these books I have shared for 2023 offer a lot. Let's get reading together.

My attention this year for 2023 is to help inspire, impact, and influence people to believe in themselves enough that they in turn inspire in packing to influence their tribe and everybody to live a healthy whole life.

 I wanted to share my book selection for the year. The first is "Affirmed"  by Cheryl Polote Williamson. This book you must get this now because it's filled with 365 days of affirmations and intentional action steps to execute these affirmations.

 All these books speak to my heart and my soul and I wanted to share that with you and hope that you will be changed by these powerful authors.

Cheers 🥂


LIFE IS ABOUT THE DANCE reflects how we show up to life and how GOD shows up with us, illustrating the twirls and spins of our lives through poetry, inspirations, and essays, exploring life’s storms, joys, and pains through the lens of dance. The vision for this work was born out of the necessity for us to bend, jump and arabesque over life’s trials, while expressing the human condition with emotion, verve, and intensity through poetry and prose.

You are Your Best Thing, Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of black love and black life.

In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit  A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time. It's time to get to know that God.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man  “You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”

Leadership is hard. Convincing others - and yourself - that you are capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Lead from the Outside is the handbook for outsiders, written with an eye toward the challenges that hinder women, people of color, the working class, members of the LGBTQ community, and millennials ready to make a change. 

A Black Women’s History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women’s history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.

Don't Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable  Sarah shares the numerous life lessons she’s learned along the way with other women also struggling to believe they’re not disqualified by their pain and past mistakes. She delves into topics such as allowing the past to empower the present, choosing to step forward while still being afraid, facing struggles in the midst of community, finding intimacy with God outside of preconceived notions of what it should look like, and learning to focus on others.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl In the best-selling tradition of Sloan Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? here is a collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and Black as cool. 

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself  Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them - in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean - and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no", and be assertive without offending others?

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel (Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, Book 1) The first novel in a captivating three-book series about modern womanhood, in which a young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love—and the support of her two longtime friends—to overcome an unexpected setback that threatens the most precious thing she's ever wanted.

One of the most challenging obstacles to overcome is negativity, especially when harsh words and judgment come from within. To help you release the burden of low self-esteem and doubt, Cheryl Polote-Williamson presents Affirmed, a yearlong journey of reflection, discovery, and acceptance. Along with affirmations and Bible verses for each day of the year, Polote-Williamson provides a space for prayer and meditation through thoughtful questions and constructive writing prompts, dealing with all aspects of life. 

I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel  The number-one New York Times best-selling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.