12 Books That Will Help You Live A Good Life

Updated: Sep 10, 2021

I am a voracious reader and it’s been SO long since I’ve gotten lost for hours in a good book - but that’s exactly what I’m doing today in honor of #BuyaBookDay.

In case you need some inspiration on your next read, I went ahead and did some of the heavy-lifting for you. Instead of searching the internet for the "Best Memoirs", "Best Self-Help Books", and "Best Inspirational Books", you can literally just bookmark this list and take it from there.

The following is a list of [some of] my favorite books from memoirs and self-help, to manifestos on personal and professional development. In no particular order:

1. I Am A Girl From Africa

A memoir

by Elizabeth Nyamayaro

I Am A Girl From Africa - A Memoir - by Elizabeth Nyamayaro

"A 'profound and soul-nourishing memoir' (Oprah Daily) from an African girl whose near-death experience sparked a lifelong dedication to humanitarian work that helps bring change across the world."

This book brought me such delight in reading Elizabeth’s inspiration behind her groundbreaking humanitarian work. Be prepared for some gorgeous writing here, too!

2. What Happened To You?

Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

by Bruce D. Perry, MD PhD + Oprah Winfrey