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My Top Five Books of 2019

Updated: Dec 14, 2019


"Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books." -bell hooks.


I’m so excited to write this blog; it's been living in my head and heart for weeks! By now, I hope it's obvious that I take my book life seriously. It's not hyperbolic to say that some of my deepest relationships and certainly, all of my longest ones have been with books. They have been my most consistent teachers, accountability partners and true messengers. As I reflect on 2019 and all the small moments that made it special, more alive and me, more human, at the center, lies a book.


The list of books below represents pieces of me; some of which I am just meeting for the very first time in my 40th year. See, that's the thing about the bookish life. If you're reading the right book at the right time and you're paying attention, growth is inevitable. Suffice it to say, this year has been marked by quite a bit of shocking yet satisfying discoveries and as a result, I like myself more! Seriously Fam, the me that I am now, is a lot more diverse in interest and I love it! It's an exciting and fresh experience getting acquainted with myself all over again. And, I finally get to share which books lay at the center of it all.


5. The Kiss Quotient...

I wrote an entire blog about this so, it actually feels unfair to put it on the list however; it really was one of my favorite books of 2019. I simply can’t leave it off!