2022 is shaping up to be a bright and bold year in the world of books! We’re on the edge of our seats waiting for so many exciting titles to drop. Here are some of our most anticipated:
Already Enough: A Path to Self-Acceptance by Lisa Olivera
Lisa Olivera was abandoned, left behind a rock near the forest by her birth mother when she was just a few hours old. Aware of her adoption as a child, Lisa came to believe that she wasn’t “enough” – that there was something wrong with her. After going to therapy, and becoming a therapist herself, Lisa learned the pathway of self-acceptance. Already Enough is a guide for reframing the stories that you tell yourself… about yourself.
Finances for the People: Getting a Grip on Your Finances by Paco de Leon
As a different kind of personal finance book, Finances for the People asks you to analyze your beliefs as they relate to money, combining financial insights with mindfulness exercises. You’ll learn how to break free of the debt cycle, change your spending habits with a practice of gratitude, and eliminate destructive beliefs that hold you back from financial security.
Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Guide for Fairness by Laura Coates
Laura Coates provides raw insights into her experiences as a Black female prosecutor working with the Department of Justice. Just Pursuit is an unfiltered examination: a collection of courtroom scenes and behind-the-scenes injustices. This book analyzes the tensions of achieving that which is “right” and that which is lawful, within the complexities of the American legal system.
Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
This personal, honest memoir tells the incredibly inspiring story of the life of Ms. Davis, from her roots in Rhode Island to her expansion as a star. Fans of Ms. Davis – and even those who are unacquainted with her work – will all appreciate the truth and wisdom behind her written experiences.
Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in Pop by Danyel Smith
This richly textured narrative weaves together the stories of contemporary and historical musicians, telling the tale of the Black female geniuses who brought pop music to the masses. You’ll definitely expand your appreciation for these earth-shattering talents after reading the fascinating stories of their careers.
Wahala: A Novel by Nikki May
This hilarious and incisive debut features a winning cast of four Anglo-Nigerian women, following their friendships amidst a backdrop of culture and ambition. Wahala has “compulsively readable” written all over it.
True Biz by Sara Nović
This insightful look into Deaf Culture follows a year of substantial change for a teacher and her students. This portrait of life at a boarding school for the deaf presents a political awakening for its characters – and perhaps for its readers as well.
Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
“A portrait of inheritance” – this book traces the complexity of a Southern Black family’s experience amidst a matrilineal line of ancestry. A daughter discovers her power to alter her family’s legacy and heal the past.
Violeta: A Novel by Isabel Allende
- This English translation is last but certainly not least on our list. This inspiring, passionate tale weaves together the experiences of a 100-year-old woman born in South America, bearing witness to the transitions of the century. Bring out the Kleenex for this complex character who experiences not one, but two world-altering pandemics.