I’m a writer. I write shit. As much as I love to see my words on a page, I enjoy reading the work of others much more. Reading has always transported me to my happy place, a borderless world where knowledge is free and magic is a way of being. When I sit down to pick up a book, I am prioritizing self-care. I am present. I am completing one task rather than pretending multitasking is possible. Reading is my opportunity to breathe and delve into someone else’s imagination so when I return, I am equipped to stretch the limits of my own reality.

Book list 2

As we welcome 2018, I wanted to share the Top 10 books that have inspired me to live my best life and be #rawasfuck. There’s some sci-fi, philosophy, history and even a cookbook (hey, food is life). There are no book descriptions. Discover. Be surprised. What you need may not come in the form you expect.


In no particular order: (click title to purchase)

  1. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  2. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  3. Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
  4. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  5. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  6. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry
  7. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  8. Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks
  9. Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard
  10. Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler


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