List: Best Books for Personal Growth 1. Best books for Emotional Growth: Dare to Lead, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown Brené Brown has been a breakout author and speaker in the realm of vulnerability. Her 2010 TedTalk on The Power of Vulnerability has almost 50m views and that was just the start of her...
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly Rating - 4.1 out of 5 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly is a reimagining of the evil stepsister in the Cinderella story. Isabelle with her sister Octavia (Tavi) are thrust into a life full of pain after their sister Cinderella won the prince’s hand. While they were forced to maim themselves were generally hated by the village, Isabelle...
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White Rating - 3.5 out of 5 As a retelling of the Arthurian Legends, The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White asks the question: what would happen if Guinevere were a plant to keep Arthur safe, and not the traditional beautiful maiden? Merlin has charged Guinevere, his daughter, with keeping the new king safe as he rebuilds...
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare Rating - 4.75 out of 5 In Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, Cordelia Carstairs is looking to put her mark in the shadow hunting world. She, along with her brother Alistair and her friends James and Lucie Herondale, embark on saving London from the newest dark threat and find themselves at the center. Finding...
It's About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton Rating - 5 out of 5 It’s About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton, is the story of Arlan, a venture capitalist who in 2015 was on food stamps and living in the San Francisco airport. Arlan had a vision of a future where venture capital went to more diverse people and everyone had a...
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson Rating - 4.13 out of 5 In A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Pippa (Pip) Fitz-Amobi has a hunch. For her senior project, she looks into a closed murder-suicide of her classmates because of something amiss. As she digs deeper, it becomes obvious that someone does not want her...
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi is the follow up to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The war between the maji and the establishment rages on. Against all odds, magic is back in the land of Orïsha. As the battle for power over the land continues, it...
The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West Rating - 4.75 out of 5 The Witches are Coming by Lindy West is a defining essay book from the Me Too era. With people becoming more aware of sexual violence and the internet trolling becoming more prevalent, West explores themes surrounding the world as it is now. West, with her signature conversational style...