4 Summer Must-Reads

Get inspired while you beat the summer heat


Every woman needs a good list of books to survive the summer and stay inspired. Black Enterprise has the perfect empowerment reading list for you:

1. Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money, and Success – LaLa Anthony’s no nonsense guide is filled with  knowledge gleaned  from her professional and entrepreneurial experiences. In a recent amazon.com customer review, one reader writes, “This book is truly inspiring. I didn’t think that I would love it as much as The Love Playbook, but I did. My fave chapter was the Power of Failure,” said Danae Carter. The book was released this May.

2. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – According to amazon.com David and Goliath, written by Malcolm Gladwell, challenges readers to think differently about obstacles and disadvantages, by offering a new perspective on what it means to experience loss. Gladwell may be just the author you need to change your mindset this summer and start making #BossMoves. He is also the author of The Tipping Point, Outliers, and Blink.

3. Everybody’s Got SomethingIf you plan on spending your summer prepping for life’s next chapter, Good Morning America television anchor, Robin Roberts’ new memoir may be just for you. The story  chronicles her battle with  breast cancer.”Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something,” said Roberts in a statement. “Or you already have, or you will. As momma always said, ‘everybody’s got something’.

4. Perfect Peace– For those who are looking to explore more fiction this summer, this novel will make for a great read. According to amazon.com, Daniel Black’s Perfect Peace is the heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural, southern family’s attempt to grapple with a mother’s decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have. The novel was published in 2011.

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