Reading allows you to expand on your vocabulary and refines your writing skills leaving you being a smarty pants. With such benefits, curling up on the couch with your favourite read should be part of your self-care routine.We’ve rounded up our favourite books to inspire you because we generally believe it’s not only about having good hair but nurturing what is under that mane. So unplug from all tech devices and be consumed in one of these good reads that teach us a thing or two about life and business.
1. Soft Magic _ Upile Chisala
Soft Magic is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. soft magic. is a shared healing journey. Chisala's art lies in the fact that she is able to make something incredibly complex look deceptively simple. It is clear that she has carefully considered every single well placed word. Her writing slices directly to the heart and taps into a history of oppression that has been silenced for too long.
2. Becoming _ Michelle Obama
The much talked about book of the former first lady of the United States of America, an iconic and accomplished woman of our time. As reading helps us to escape our reality, Obama lets us into her world while escaping our own reality. She shares with us the triumphs and downfalls before and after occupying the white house. Obama reaffirms the uselessness of asking a child what they want to be when they grow up. We are constantly evolving individuals and Michelle reminds us of that.
3. Manage Your Money like a F*cken Grown Up _ Sam Beckbessinger
The elephant in the room is when we have to talk about money! Sam Beckbessinger simplifies all the intricate jargon that relates to financial literacy. This is a guide for the novice who aspires for financial freedom while building wealth, witty yet empowering in its approach. A couple of activities in the book that could lead you to a favourable bank balance.
4. We’re Going to Need More Wine _ Gabrielle Union
Have you tried to figure out life all by yourself and thinking that you’re going through the ebb and flow of life alone? You are not alone, Union lets you into her world through her book, escaping your very own reality through this book allowing you to be absorbed in her unfiltered memoir while instilling the lessons in self-awareness and self-confidence, eliminating the imposter syndrome.
5. Girlboss _ Sophia Amoruso
How do you pack your bags and move across town and figure it all out as you go? Amoruso shares her experiences of establishing an online business from the boot of her car and winging it as she goes along. Sometimes life experiences are not as serious as we make them out to be, and Amoruso reminds us of that. Live vicariously through her with #Girlboss