It’s a beautiful day to grab a book. Hello book lovers welcome to the first official book recommendation list for 2022. Let me just start by saying I have read some absolutely amazing books this year, the authors are stepping up to the plate. All that isolation in 2020 gave us some real winners. I recently just started reading Patricia Bright’s book “Heart and Hustle” and let me say this now, that book is a best seller, PERIODT!
- They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
This book was recommended to me and I could not put it down, death has always interested me. The very fact that we will all die one day, no mater who we are or what we own, levels the playing field for me. I know I sound crazy, but it makes all of this fair in some way. This book follows two friends who live in a world where you are told 24 hours before you die that you are going to die. They don’t know how but society has gotten to a place where it can predict death 24hours before it happens. If you knew you only had one day left to be alive, what would you do?
- The House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden
The movie came out this year starring Lady Gaga and a slew of other big names. In true Lauren fashion I decided to read the book instead of watching the movie. The whole thing is like a soap opera the drama just keeps building and the stakes just get higher and higher. It takes a lot to get to the top and when there is a lot of money involved, you can’t even trust your own family. That is a story as old as the Bible. The nasty thing about being on top is you constantly have to watch your back. If you love a good drama with a bit of mystery get this book now!!!
- The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
I accidentally purchased this book at the Amazon store a couple months ago in paperback, and never got around to reading it. Then I bought a Kindle, and repurchased it. When I first started reading it I was really annoyed with the main female character Catalina. Then I decided to give the book a chance. Not only could I not put the book down, but I started reading it slower to make it last. Now I’m in a very different situation, trying to find a book that excites my soul just as much but coming up short every time. This isn’t your ordinary love story although it is extremely cheesy, but it’s unpredictable cheesy. Let’s face it we could all use some corny, cheesy romance book after the last two years we’ve had. If you like a good fairy tale with a little tragedy, I highly recommend this book.
- Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King
This I actually found on Pinterest. iIf you don’t know by now Pinterest is my favorite social media. it’s social media without the trolls. This book is about self love and it being the real key to unlocking your greatness. It talks about opening up yourself to all the good life has to offer. No more allowing life to do what it wants with us, fuck that! It starts off talking about a very popular book, The Secret, but this book has done what the Secret was unable to do, make rational sense!
- Heart and Hustle by Patricia Bright
I have been watching Patricia on YouTube for more than ten years. I was drawn to her because in a space that was dominated by white creators, she was a normal black girl with a regular job, and she went to college. She has used her platform to educate, inspire and become a millionaire while doing it. She is so authentic! When I saw that she wrote a book, I didn’t think twice I hit buy now. I started reading it last weekend and let me tell you this book is giving what it’s supposed to give and more baby. Patricia talks about the ups and downs of being a YouTuber, bad business decisions and staying tru to yourself in an industry where it is very easy to get lost. A must read
- Finding Me by Viola Davis
Viola Davis Is an Icon, without a doubt she is the current moment and the voice that Black Women in America needed. Though many people may have been introduced to her through the series “How To Get Away With Murder” Davis has a career that has span twenty years, it takes ten years to become and expert and it’s safe to safe Davis is that girl! In her book “Finding Me”, also recommended to me from a friend, Davis documents and tells the story of her childhood. Growing up black and poor in America, and how that very same upbringing brought her to where she is today. “Finding Me” will make you laugh, cry and pause to take a breath. Roses really do grow from concrete.
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle
This is a book I have not yet read, but I have a friend who is currently reading this now. She is deeply in love with this story. According to my friend its about womanhood, motherhood and sexuality. The boxes society tries to put us in, and what it means when you finally break free from all of that and embrace yourself whole heartedly and start living for yourself. I definitely say give it a read, even though I’m not sure if I will. But if you do please tag me on Instagram or comment here and tell me what you thought of it.
What have you been reading and what do you suggest I add to my list of books? Comment below