Something Different…

I recently found some different kind of books that I’d like to read. For the longest time, I have only been reading crime thrillers with a few historical reads along the way. I have now added a few titles on my TBR that I’d never have picked before but I do feel like trying out something different.

Here is what I have recently added to my TBR:

My Beautiful Black Hair – St. Clair Detrick – Jules

Loud Black Girls – Yemi Adegoke; Elizabeth Uviebinene

Carefree Black Girls – Carefree Black Girls Zeba Blay

I am especially drawn to the first title as discussions on black hair have always intrigued me. I have gone through all sorts of hairstyles but in my 30s, I embraced my natural afro hair with all its comb-bending coarseness and stubbornness. I currently have dreadlocks which is one hairstyle that still has so much negative connotation which I don’t understand. So yeah, I am intrigued by this book.  

The two other books are on empowerment.

A Wealthy Girl – Charisse Conanan Johnson

I am currently reading this book. I have been thinking about diversifying my income for a while now. I hope this book will give me the kick that I need to get moving.

Your Marriage God’s Way – Scott LaPierre

I have never read any non-fiction books on marriage. I did read ‘The 5 Languages of Love’ some years ago though that is on relationships in general. I hope to draw some good insights from this title. As Christian, I figured that this might be an insightful read for me.

The Suicidal Thought Workbook – Kathryn Hope Gordon PhD

Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook – Erika Shershun

As one who has come close to walking off a ledge or two at my lowest times in life, the first book called me by name. Its description/blurb crept out from the cover and hugged me.

This is the description posted on NetGalley:

If you are considering this book for yourself, know that you are valued and your life matters—even if doesn’t feel that way right now. If you are considering this book for someone you care about, know that you have made a powerful and compassionate choice to help save a life.

If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, you need to know—above all else—that you are worthy of help and a life with less suffering. This workbook, grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has tools to guide you out of your darkest place to find hope. With the help of this book, you’ll identify your reasons for living, manage intense emotions, and create a safe environment when you are in a crisis. You’ll also learn how to strengthen relationships, develop effective coping strategies in the face of life’s challenges and hardships, and find—or rediscover—the activities that bring you joy and meaning.

Most of all, this workbook is meant to support you. No matter where you are at this moment, remember the following:

You are worth it.

You are loved.

You matter.

This book speaks to me. The description strikes a chord with me every time I read it. I am at a good place right now but I know how easy it is to find myself on the ledge. I am apprehensive about reading the book but at the same time, I have hope that I’ll find answers within its pages.

She Kills Me – Jennifer Wright

Book Description: A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat- color me intrigued!

I am excited about these books. I certainly was when I downloaded them. However, I am a bit nervous because I don’t usually read non-fiction. I have a fear of showers of DNFs. Nonetheless, I have my fingers crossed that I will not regret daring into something different … bookwise. Wish me luck.