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Looking for some new books to cozy up and relax with as we head into February? Then get excited because BrownStyle Magazine’s Bookshelf is back and is once again poppin’ with literary excellence!
In January, we carved out time to read books that made us laugh, cry, and feel seen. Even as we navigated the hustle and bustle of life, these books gave us an instant boost of energy as we diligently turned pages every night.
In this edition of Bookshelf, we’re celebrating the top five books we read in January that not only resonated with the essence of womanhood but also our strength and joy as a community.
From relatable stories that had us nodding our heads in solidarity to narratives that brought our sparkle to the forefront, see our picks that are all about our connection to Self-care, Opulence, Unity, and Love.
Check out BrownStyle Magazine’s Bookshelf below!
by Tabitha Brown
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business) presents an inspirational guide for encouraging positive changes in your life—one day and one challenge at a time.
In I Did a New Thing, Tabitha Brown offers wholesome and kind advice to inspire you to make the positive changes you deserve in life.
Tab offers you a plan, whether it involves aiming for a promotion, having a difficult talk, dressing differently, or simply being good to someone else. The philosophy is simple, you can start now, without waiting for Monday or the start of a new month or year. No specific time or location is needed. No additional planning is needed. It is only necessary for you to present yourself and start right now.
by Marcus Collins
The architect of some of the most famous ad campaigns of the last decade argues that culture is the most powerful vehicle for influencing behavior. For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be shows readers how to harness culture to inspire other people to share their vision.
We all try to influence others in our daily lives. If you want to get people to move, you must first understand the underlying cultural forces that make them tick. In For the Culture, Marcus Collins argues true cultural engagement is the most powerful vehicle for influencing behavior.
Collins uses stories from his work as an award-winning marketer to break down how culture influences behavior. Built on a century’s worth of data, this book leverages the cheat codes used by some of the biggest brands in the world to give readers the tools they need to inspire collective change. This is the only book you’ll need if you want to influence people to take action.
by Sonia Jhas
You’re inspired. You start. You’re convinced that this time will be different. But then someone brings a box of donuts to your meeting. The familiar angst and negative narrative begin to take over, and before you know it, you’re reaching for a donut (and hating yourself for it). “It’s okay,” you whisper to yourself. “I’ll start again tomorrow.”
If this sounds all too familiar, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Mindset and wellness expert Sonia Jhas has been there, and she understands how hard it can be to break the on-again-off-again cycle.
In I’ll Start Again Tomorrow, Jhas shows you how to overcome the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that are preventing you from conquering your wellness goals. Serving up tough love, inspiring personal stories, wellness insights, and piercing questions, Jhas guides you through the difficult and joyful journey of self-discovery to help you finally get unstuck.
by Tatianna Merritt
Noise, turmoil, and endless lists of things to do occupy our lives. However, now is the perfect moment to sit in God’s loving and tranquil presence while quieting that noise.
Tatianna Merritt is a firm believer in the influence of truly exhibiting God in our day-to-day activities. The faith-based content creator and co-pastor at Straight Gate International Church in Detroit, Michigan is living proof that you must have faith to live the life you desire.
Devotions of Love: An Intimate Exchange of the Heart is an inspirational book is designed to assist readers in realizing the value of putting their faith and themselves first.
by MJ Harris
Are you seeking more fulfilling relationships and dating experiences? Are you ready to shake off shame about past mistakes and step into your power? Do you want to say “see ya” to the toxic people and emotional gut-punchers? Are your “people pleaser” days over? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should start reading this book now!
This isn’t your gentle guide on breathing or journaling. In this book, MJ Harris serves up no-holds-barred principles on how to navigate your emotions that will help you disrupt cycles of trauma, create boundaries, and transform into a goddess of emotional wholeness. Get the F*ck Out Your Own Way will help you learn how to make better decisions that will set you on the right path for a happier emotional life once and for all.
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