The movie “Girl’s Trip” took the summer by storm and made us all reflect on the relationships with our girls. It reminds us that we all have experienced evolution through the years, but still have dirty laundry that needs to be washed. No one gives a tutorial on how to handle the broken parts or a manual on “how to adult.”
You likely have your very own Flossy Posse that you can vent and bounce ideas off of but while young and inexperienced in several areas of life we can totally lose ourselves; even with our solid girl gang. That's when it's time to dive into a good read. From relationships to success, this is the perfect list of books for you and your girls to experience your best life (since Oprah isn’t on daily, someone must do the job). Pour a glass of wine, queue up the group chat, and get to reading.
A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life by Demetria L. Lucas (D’Oyley)
Are you growing weary while waiting for your Kofi?
The single life can feel overrated, patience begins to dwindle as EVERY post on social media seems to be an engagement proposal. Journalist and relationship expert Demetria D’oyley takes us on a ride as she helps us to embrace the many emotions of singleness. If her story doesn’t make you want to get your life, the advice from her “Male Mind Squad” will get your wheels turning. Be prepared to open your mind to another perspective of what it means to be single.
I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
We do a lot of dumb things.The comments that we leave under celebrities IG pictures, our actions towards people with different viewpoints, and how we give that sorry negro yet another chance. Our friends may play a blind eye to it, however, Luvvie is calling you out. Luvvie Ajayi, award winning blogger and expert of the side eye, will throw shade your way but it is only to make you aware of how some of your actions are really f’ed up. From life, culture, social media, and fame, the lessons presented within the book will challenge you to just do better.
Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
It is no secret that African American women make less in the work force compared to other races with the same job. The hit HBO show, Insecure even discussed this issue as Molly stumbles across a check of her white male co-worker. However, financial educator Barbara Stanny provides us with tips and tricks on how to reach our full potential when it relates to finances. After interviewing 150 women who are BALLIN’, she reveals 7 strategies for upping your earnings. Time to get PAID ladies.
Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient by Valorie Burton
Want to accomplish something new? Well, first you must do some things that you've never tried before! The first step? Changin your thinking. Life coach Valorie Burton lays out a way to create a new thought process that will leave every aspect of your life empowered. Having the mindset and the ability to not only be happier but to also tackle any challenge that life presents.
There you have it, the perfect book selections for you and your Flossy Posse. And if you have that one person in the crew (or it could be you) that is struggling to make it past page 5. Sign up for the 1 in 31 Book Challenge for some extra motivation.