BOOKS | Spring Reading List

Happy Tuesday, guys! It's been a while since I've shared a reading list over here, which is a shame because I'm always reading something, right? So I thought today's Top Ten Tuesday link-up over at The Broke and the Bookish would be the perfect opportunity to get back in the groove of things. Today's link-up calls for the Top Ten Books on my TBR list. Below are the books I'm looking forward to getting into this upcoming season.

1. What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst- I got this book at a steal from Thriftbooks a while back and was intrigued by the title. As someone who is working on being more obedient to Christ, I feel like this is a necessary read for me right now.
2. killing rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks- This is a collection of essays discussing issues such as "psychological trauma among African Americans, anti-Semitism and racism, and internalized racism in movies and the media" for example. Such a necessary read, especially in our country's current social climate.
3. The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson- For anyone who has ever had a deep passion or Big Dream and have looked to God to lead you in your purpose when it comes to said passion, a book like this would totally pique your interest. I read this book's blurb on Thriftbooks and knew I had to get into it.
4. Nappily Married by Trisha R. Thomas +
5. Nappily Faithful by Trisha R. Thomas- If you checked out my interview with Trisha R. Thomas a few months ago, you know that I've been keeping up with the character Venus Johnston since I read Nappily Ever After over a year ago. Thanks to Trisha, I've been able to keep up with Venus through this series and see what's going on with life + love since she decided to go natural, break up with her then-boyfriend and get a "fresh start" in life. In these books I get to see Venus as a wife and mommy, so I'm excited for that.
6. The Power Playbook by La La Anthony- La La Anthony brought us the rules on love with her first book, The Love Playbook. Now this time around she's giving us pointers on being successful in life and business. In this book she covers branding, social media, mentorship, and women working together. I'm all the way here for her advice and can't wait to see what this read has in store!
7. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown- The struggling perfectionist in me knows I need to get into this book. Like many others, I tend to let fear get in the way of sharing my vulnerabilities, hopes, and aspirations with others. I know I need to get over these hurdles in the pursuit of my dreams and I'm hoping this book has some gems for me.
8. The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden- Let it be known, I brake for Bernice McFadden's books y'all. Every since being captivated by Sugar Lacey's story in Sugar and This Bitter Earth, I've been in love with Bernice McFadden's style of storytelling and way of developing rich characters that linger in your mind long after the read is over. When I saw this one on Amazon Kindle for $1.99, I knew I had to get into it.
9. The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D.- The title and great price lured me in with this one. I can't wait to read more on "thriving when the world overwhelms you."
10. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde- I've read several quotes, excerpts and essays from this collection by the great Audre Lorde but have yet to own a copy of the entire book. Now I have this baby on Audible and can't wait to delve further into Audre Lorde's timeless words.

Now I'm gonna keep it all the way real and say that sometimes I steer from the path when I'm making plans to read. Something new may catch my eye and I may start a read without finishing. But since these are books I've been wanting to get into for quite some time (and most come highly recommended), I'm hoping that won't be the case with these. I made a promise to myself that if I read these books that I already own, I can reward myself by purchasing Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han and Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan. If you know how much I enjoyed the Lara Jean series and the China Rich series, you already know how I feel about wrapping up these trilogies!

So tell me, what's on your Spring TBR list? Have you read any of these books or plan to in the near future? Talk to me know in the comments! And if you have a Spring TBR list on your blog or on social media, feel free to share your link in the comments and I will be sure to check it out!
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