I absolutely love reading and if it wasn’t for me working at the library, I would not have come across some of these amazing books. Which is pretty upsetting because these books don’t get the limelight they deserve. They changed my life and hopefully they’ll change yours too.
Some of these titles are hard to find so I’ll provide a link where you can purchase them (there’s no need for a “Top 5 Books Every Black Woman Should Own”).
1.101 Ways Every Black Woman Can Learn to Love Themselves by Jamie Walker
This book changed my life.When I found it, I was just going through the motions and felt like my life had no meaning and no real direction.I was lost and of all the people working at the library that day, this book fell into my hands.It was a blessing!I was confused though because this book was published in 2001 and I hadn’t heard of it until 2014.I purchased it (of course) but it wasn’t easy to find.If you just want to read it, visit your local library.If you’d like to purchase it:
Chemtrails, vaccinations, GMO’s, crack, organ trafficking, etc.These things may seem a little unorthodox but as I continued to read, I researched every single detail.Some things were hard to find but others had the facts to back them.Volume 2 wasrecently released.
3.Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black by Bell Hooks
“Coming together to talk with one another is an important act of resistance, a gesture that shows our interest and concern.It enables us to see that we are a collective, that we can be a community of resistance.”My favorite book by Bell Hooks.It’s about Black women, feminism, and where we fit in in that world.This book was hard to put down.
4.The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women by Michael Porter
With the image of Black Women today, reading this book wouldn’t hurt.Now I’ll admit that I haven’t read it yet but judging by the reviews (which I don’t normally care for), it’s worth the time.
5.Doors of Light by Trenayce Davis
This author is my teacher and close friend.She has changed my life significantly and I absolutely love her.Doors of Light will help you unlock your own personal awakening. Trenayce also has a podcast called Awaken the Healing that is beyond amazing.Check out her site, podcast, and book!