There’s nothing like a good page-turner, especially if the book helps you to become your best self! A good book on self-improvement should make us feel like how we’d feel after receiving wisdom from our Grandma, or after a therapy session. A good self-help book should help us understand the importance of making our overall health a priority. It should also help make us feel good about life! A good book self-help book will make your CHANGE YOUR LIFE! These five books we’ve compiled for you does just that!



Manifesting Journal for Women of Color (author unknown)


As a woman of color, if feelings of oppression and inadequacy are unwelcomed visitors in your mind but you are ready to bid them farewell, this book is for you! Underneath your doubts and insecurities is a woman whose beauty, strength, confidence, and capabilities need to be shared with the world.

This journal is designed to change the course of your negative and faulty thinking by giving you tools that will quiet your self-doubts and awaken confidence in your own skin. The pages are filled with manifestation exercises to help you know yourself better and believe in what you can accomplish:
Manifestation log
Manifestation list
The ultimate goal chart to fill in
Visualize your future exercise
Positive vs negative beliefs exercise
The ultimate affirmations for love, health, and success
The letter to the universe
The vision board
7 days of gratitude challenge
The 55 x 5 manifestation formula
The 369 manifestation project
Practical steps are offered to guide you in taking control of your life, resulting in positive changes, fulfilling your dreams, and greater personal successes.

My thoughts: As someone who advocates for manifesting and using affirmations, this journal is perfect. I’m currently reading this book while utilizing the charts, lists, and logs with what I’m currently creating and what I’d like to accomplish in the future. I believe any woman of color could benefit from this journal, especially if you have a difficult time believing in your ability to create the life you desire.



The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love. (Authors Devon Franklin and Meagan Good)

Faced with starting a new relationship and wanting to avoid potentially devastating pitfalls, DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today’s society—abstain from sex until they were married.

DeVon and Meagan share the life-changing message that waiting—rather than rushing a relationship—can help you find the person you’re meant to be with. The Wait is filled with candid his-and-hers accounts of the most important moments of their relationship and practical advice on how waiting for everything—from dating to sex—can transform relationships, allowing you to find a deep connection based on patience, trust, and faith.

My thoughts: I believe this read will help those who need encouragement and motivation while dating and abstaining from sex. If we want to experience something different, we have to do things differently. Waiting may bring us the results we seek.




Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit (Author Queen Afua)

Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.

My thoughts: The synopsis says it all! This read will help transform you from the inside out with methods and practices that will strengthen your mind, body, and spirit. If you’re willing to put in the work, stay dedicated and ready to change your life in so many ways, this is the book for you!





Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love (Author Demetria Lucas)









Don’t Waste Your Pretty is the much-anticipated dating and relationships manifesto from author, life coach and award-winning blogger Demetria L. Lucas. Demetria has interviewed thousands of men, advised hundreds of clients, and answered more than 38,000 dating and relationship queries on her popular Ask.Fm page, where real women submit anonymous questions and receive professional advice — for free! Demetria’s latest advice guide is a compilation of popular questions asked by clients and readers. Lucas delivers the advice in a fun, knowledgeable and blunt manner, quickly solving dating and relationships dilemmas.


My thoughts: This self-help classic will definitely offer the guidance needed on navigating life and love more beautifully. It’s witty and sassy, mixed with some informative advice that will help us succeed in the dating realm



The One Week Budget: Learn to Create Your Money Management System in 7 Days or Less! (Author Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

Hate paying bills? So do I, and that’s why I stopped! What if I told you that I haven’t paid a bill in over a decade and my credit score is over 800? Would you call me a liar or would you want to know how I did it? In this book, I will teach you what took me years to learn. The One Week Budget is for anyone that wants to manage their day-to-day money without the day-to-day hassle. Does this sound like you? What are you waiting for? Read the book already!

My thoughts: This book will most likely confirm what you already know, as well as teach you things you never knew. For anyone who needs help budgeting, this read will help you get to where you need to be!


That completes my list! What would you add to yours?