2023 Book Recommendations from the Community

By Akosua Asare

I just set my 2023 Goodreads goal. Very unoriginal of me but I’m partaking in the 23 in 2023 book goal trend. Are you doing any reading this year?

Whether reading is on your 2023 goal list or not, I know many of you have personal development goals set out for yourself. It’s likely you have business and financial goals, or relationship and wellness goals. Whatever your goal is, cracking open a book about it could be helpful.

Here’s what our community read or suggested last year that could help you this year!

Fierce Self Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim their Power, and Thrive

By Kristin Neff, recommended by Chloe Walker

The Byline Bible

By Susan Shapiro, recommended by Nikki Carter

For anyone looking to write professionally


By Amy Odell, recommended by me!

Anna Wintour’s biography can teach what to and not to do as a boss

In the Sesh Library:

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Some of the best event throwing tips I’ve ever read

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

When Love Isn’t Enough: Life After Dealing With a Narcissist by Jessica D. Washington

Written by a woman in our community!!!

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The books in the Sesh Library are totally here for you to read and check out from!

 Feel free to browse and take one home every once in a while (be sure to scan the QR code inside the book and return it so someone else can read it of course). Our library has fiction, books about money and business development, memoirs/biographies, female badass-ery, fashion, history, and more!

Also recommended by Chloe Walker, bookshop.org shares their profits with an independent bookstore of your choice! For those who prefer book buying over book borrowing.

Speaking of book buying, you can also support a local, black-owned bookstore by shopping directly at Kindred Stories! It’s where we get some of our books.

Copy from the Sesh Newsletter (1/10/23)

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