Three Books You Should Read +1

A few awesome books I recommend, if you’re looking for a great read.

Elaine Welteroth

I loved this BOOK!! Elaine tells her story of growing up with a black mom and a white dad. Her story of growing up never feeling good enough, choosing bad relationships and staying in them way too long is all too familiar for many of us. Elaine gets her dream job at Essence magazine and works her way up to being editor and chief at Teen Vogue magazine.You can currently catch her on “The Talk” weekdays.

Charlamagne Tha God

I was not a fan of CTG before reading this book. In fact, I only read this book because I heard it was really good…. and it WAS!! CTG talks about growing up with severe anxiety and not knowing most of his life what it was. He shares his dysfunctional up bringing in Monks Corner, SC as a small time drug dealer and getting out of Monks Corner, to working with Wendy Williams and becoming part of the radio hall of fame  Breakfast Club. I love how he testifies to therapy and the role it played in helping him heal and grow as a man. I have a lot of respect for CTG and the vulnerability and transparency he shares in Shook One! Great read. 

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson breaks down the Caste (Racism) system so extremely well in this book. I was intrigued to learn that the Caste system was actually researched and studied by other nations and several countries implemented the Caste system based on models from other nations. If you want to hear author Isabel Wilkerson break down each chapter as you read, on Apple Podcast Oprah does a chapter breakdown with Isabel for the entire book. Read the chapter on your own first!


Tamika R. Newman

Grateful and Greedy is a great story about a young black girl growing up in Houston, Texas who was placed in the system before being taken and raised by her grandmother, when her mother struggled with drug abuse. A natural over achiever Author Tamika Newman excelled in the classroom and on the basketball and volleyball court earning a college scholarship. She shares horror stories of coaching high school volleyball at predominately white schools and takes us on her journey as she realizes that we should all be grateful but it’s absolutely necessary to be greedy!

This book will inspire you to press pass obstacles and GO BIG in life!