My Book List for 2020

This year, I didn’t make a goal to read a certain number of books. I’ve decided to be intentional with my every day goals and instead committed to reading 30 mins a day. Were only halfway into January, and I’m on my second book so I think I’m making good progress.

Wanted to share my book wish list with you guys hoping you may find a book (or 3) to add to your list. Happy Reading!!


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Transcendent Kingdom

 Yaa Gyasi

September 2020

I read her first novel ‘Homegoing’ and I have been stalking her since trying to find out when the next book is coming. I will be reading this as SOON as it’s released

 

 

 

 


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It’s Not All Downhill From Here 

Terry McMillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

 

Per editor: Reid’s brisk, darkly funny debut follows Emira, a black, underemployed 25-year-old who splits her time between babysitting for a wealthy white family and working at Philadelphia’s Green Party office. When a late-night encounter with a grocery store security guard attracts unwanted attention, Emira’s life takes several unexpected turns.

 

 

 


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The Perfect Find 

Tia Williams

 

Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line – her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account – risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good?

 

 

 


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The Girl’s Guide: Getting the hang of your whole complicated, unpredictable, impossibly amazing life

Melisa Kirsch

A perfect combination of tried-and-true advice and been-there tips, it’s a one-stop resource that includes how to clean up your digital reputation, info on finding an apartment you can afford and actually want to live in, and why you should exercise the delicate art of defriending. 

 

 

 

 


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My So-Called Freelance Life 

Melissa Goldman

 

This year I created a LLC, getting serious about separating accounts, and truly trying to seek advice in the next steps of my ‘part time’ influencer career. I need clarity and I think this book will help

 

 

 

 

 


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The Lost Man 

Jane Harper

I’ve been fan of her work for years. Haven’t read a book I didn’t love

When a man dies alone as the hot sun burns the harsh desert around him, the secrets he took with him slowly unravel to reveal truths as devastating as the landscape that took him. Truths that no one suspected and everyone wants kept hidden. So engrossing is Jane Harper’s writing that I’m there in that unforgiving land living the tale as it unfolds.

 

 


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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Ali Wong

I went down a Netflix binge one weekend and came across her stand-up. I was laughing so hard my stomach was hurting. Didn’t know she had a book but am curious to see what it’s about. Based on the reviews, I’m in for the same laughs.

 

 

 


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Long Bright River: A Novel

Liz Moore

Ran across this on one of ‘The Everygirl’ book list and checked the reviews on Amazon – not bad at all

In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat.  Kacey disappears, suddenly, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit–and her sister–before it’s too late.

 


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Ghosted: A Novel

Rosie Walsh

The title had me intrigue but the editor’s notes had me sold:

Sarah and Eddie fall mutually in love, and things are perfect until Eddie leaves for a vacation and doesn’t call again. Sarah has faith that there must be an explanation, and later discovers that she’s right.

 

 

 


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The Queen of Hearts 

Kimmery Martin

Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they’re happily married wives and mothers with successful careers–Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.

 

 


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I Am Net Worthy – The Financial Master Plan For Millennials

Chris Smith

Young adults everywhere struggle with financial questions like this every day, and it’s stressful. If you’re one of them, you’re used to finding quick answers for everything else online, but financial queries usually just lead to a quagmire of scams and sales pitches. Friends and coworkers struggle with the very same questions, and the previous generation came of age in a completely different financial world. Where to turn? I Am Net Worthy delivers the knowledge you need.

 


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The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good 

Ashley Gerstley

               An easy-to-follow guide to creating a healthy personal relationship with money

 

 

 

 

 


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Little Black Book 

Otegha Uwagba         

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, this travel-sized career handbook is guaranteed to become your go-to resource when it comes to building the career you want.

 

 

 


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The Woman in Cabin 10 

Ruth Ware

Set on a cruise ship (fancy), this novel follows a journalist on assignment to write about the ship. Everything seems fine until she sees a woman thrown overboard, all to realize everyone on the boat is accounted for. This thriller will leave you feeling all sorts of things (mostly that you never want to go on a cruise again).

 

 

 

 


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A Spark of Light 

Jodi Picoult    

An ordinary day at a women’s reproductive health services clinic becomes not so ordinary when a distraught gunman storms an abortion clinic and takes everyone inside hostage. This novel highlights how ordinary lives can intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

 

 

 

 


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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia 

Elizabeth Gilbert

               I watched the movie and never read the book – I figure it’s time to change that

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Red at the Bone 

Jacqueline Woodson

An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming

 

 

 

 


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With the Fire on High

Elizabeth Acevedo

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.



 

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