ords go where feet may never tread and expose you to a world of knowledge and wonder. An individual who chooses to ignore the magic in pages could find challenges more difficult to overcome as opposed to the one who reads. Whether or not you’re a tried and true bookworm, getting lost in a good book (or more) is something you should do before 2022 rounds off. Who knows, you may just learn something new.
The following books should be on your reading list in 2022 to better inform your decisions and position you for a positive mindset and a better approach to life. Sometimes, the truths you need to transform your life are hidden within the pages of a book.
Explore our top 9 list of books you should read in 2022…
#1. What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris
This is a heartfelt portrayal of Black girlhood. KB’s world is turned upside down when her father dies of an overdose, leaving a mountain of debt behind. As a result, KB’s mother drops her and her teenage sister, Nia, off to temporarily live with a grandfather they hardly know, in a strange new city. This challenges her to mature, as she’s forced from her childish perceptions into the harsh realities of life.
#2. The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope
In this historical fantasy by Leslye Penelope, something (or someone) spooky is preying on Black residents in 1925 Washington DC. Clara Johnson’s investigations and interviews with spirits lead her to seek a magical ring and partner with supernatural jazz musician Israel Lee to steal it.
#3. Breathe: A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry
This is the 21st century and it is heartbreaking to think racism remains a major problem. Breathe: A Letter to my Sons, highlights the fears and hopes every parent feels when raising children, especially black sons in America. This book plays out as a handwritten letter from mother to son and the emotions are so real.
#4. Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
In this book, Esther Perel highlights the blend between lust and love, making it realistic to apply them in longer relationships. She examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home. One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex
“An excellent book, full of provocative prose and entertaining case illustrations.” — Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
#5. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
A rich classic, this insightful book helps bridge that gap between your personal and business development. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless. Queue this into the list of books you should read before 2022 is over if you are interested in being one of the highly effective people to walk the face of the earth.
#6. The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have To Be Rich To Live Rich by David Bach and John David Mann
What makes this book so readable is how money management is presented in the form of relatable storytelling. The Latte Factor is centered around Zoey, a lady in her twenties living and working in New York. This book demystifies financial freedom and makes it easy to understand.
When I first started my career, I was deep in debt and full of shame, fear, and embarrassment about money. David Bach’s books helped me turn that around and create real financial freedom. The Latte Factor works!” —MARIE FORLEO, the author of Everything Is Figureoutable, host of the award-winning show MarieTV.
#7. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
In this book, Simon Sinek sheds light on working with a purpose and deeper conviction. He emphasizes the importance of the WHY before the WHAT and the impact of assumptions in decision-making. Simon calls this the golden circle and it’s indeed a powerful structure for success. Are you still wondering why this is one of the books you should read in 2022? I guess not.
#8. Everyday Detox by Megan Gilmore
There’s no real success if the body is sleep-deprived, malnourished, and stressed. This book shows how to detoxify in healthy, non-restrictive ways. Megan Gilmore shares an ample number of healthy and yummy recipes while enlightening us on weight loss, great sleep, and proper digestion.
#9. Imperfect Arrangements by Frances Mensah
Life wouldn’t be complete without relationships, so this list would be deficient without a book that centers on love, relationships, and friendships. Three best friends living in Ghana share their journey on the path to forever after. Imperfect Arrangement is definitely one of the books you should read before 2022 is over.
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn.
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