Now that I’m out of school I want to actually start reading for pleasure and/or self improvement rather than assignments. With that being said, I wanted to share my 2018 reading list with you all! (You can click on the titles to check them out on Amazon.)
The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success by DeVon Franklin
I started reading this in September but between school and other things of that nature I haven’t finished it yet. So far it’s been great. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone entering or hoping to advance in their career. Also, I’m a huge fan of DeVon Franklin as a motivational speaker and preacher. This book definitely speaks to me where I am in life right now and I can’t wait to finish it.
Frugal Vegan: Affordable, Easy & Delicious Vegan Cooking by Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee
I am by no means ready to go vegan. I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, but never say never! As for now I think a few vegan meals here and there would be awesome to try. I previewed this book online and already I see Mexican food and pasta. On top of that it says things should be affordable so I’m 100% down to try it out!
Wholeness: Winning in Life from the Inside Out by Touré Roberts
This book isn’t out yet but I’m excited for its release. When I was in LA this summer I attended One Church LA where Touré Roberts is the pastor. I definitely grew a lot there and I’m excited for the subject of this book. It’s going to be about realizing your full potential and what God has for you. I want to be completely open to whatever God is planning to do in my life this year and in the future.
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
First of all I love me some Lilly Singh. She’s definitely someone I love to watch succeed as a content creator, writer, and everything else. I think this book would be great to help me grasps what I need to do in order to succeed and enhance my brand. Might as well learn how to be a boss from a certified bawse.
642 Things to Write About by The San Francisco Writers' Grotto
I took a couple of writing classes while I was in college. Every class we would do a prompt and it definitely stimulated my creativity. I don’t want that to stop just because I’m not in class anymore so I got this book! There are some fiction prompts and then some non-fiction personal stuff. I’m excited to see what some of these prompts might lead to!
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
Who doesn’t love Tiffany Haddish? She’s hilarious and I feel like you can sense her genuine spirit in everything she does. I’ve heard her talk about this book in some interviews. She chronicles her tough moments and how bringing people laughter helped her through it. I want to celebrate and enjoy life more personally. I’m hoping this book will inspire me to do that even when things get rough.
I’m excited to dive into these books this year! Each one will help me achieve my goals for 2018 and I can’t wait! I hope you all can check out these books and more as the year goes on.