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Must-Read Books for Your 2024 Reading List

Hey fellow bookworms! 📚 I'm diving headfirst into an epic literary adventure, and I want YOU to join me! As a self-proclaimed book addict, I can't resist the temptation of reading more than one book at a time—whether it's the smell of fresh paperbacks, the convenience of audiobooks, or the portability of ebooks.

This year, I've set out on a mission to discover stories that will take us on a rollercoaster of emotions—think healing, revelation, and redemption. And guess what? I've got a killer book list to share with you! Get ready for bi-monthly blogs where I spill all the tea in my comprehensive reviews. Plus, catch my weekly updates on social media because this bookish journey is too good not to share!

I have already knocked out 2/3 of the Lilith's Brood Series, breezed through 4/21 from the Ella Dark Series, and completed with "Allegedly," "The Stranger," and "The Changeling." Fiction? Check. I have been on a roll. Now, I'm venturing into uncharted nonfiction territory, and I want you by my side for the ride.

Let's make this a collective experience! I'll be taking notes on the books I've conquered so far to prep for some killer reviews. So, grab your reading glasses, buckle up, and let's turn this literary adventure into a wild ride. Whether you're a seasoned book lover or a newbie, this is our chance to share thoughts, discover hidden gems, and revel in the joy of reading. Ready to get lost in the magic of words? Let's do this!

Fiction List:

1. The Patternist Series by Octavia Butler (4 books): A captivating exploration of telepathic connections and power dynamics in a society where a select group holds extraordinary abilities.

2. Lilith's Brood Series by Octavia Butler (3 books): A thought-provoking saga that delves into the complexities of humanity's encounter with an alien species and the challenges of coexistence.

3. We Play Games by Sara Denzil: A psychological thriller that intricately weaves suspense and mystery, keeping readers on the edge with unexpected twists.

4. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson: A gripping novel that challenges perceptions of truth and guilt as it follows a young girl's journey through the justice system.

5. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson: This powerful narrative sheds light on issues of exploitation and abuse, offering a compelling exploration of societal dynamics.

6. The Changeling by Victor LaValle: A modern fairy tale that blends folklore and contemporary issues, creating a compelling narrative of family and transformation.

7. Ella Dark FBI series by Blake Pierce (21 books): A thrilling and extensive series following FBI agent Ella Dark as she navigates complex cases, providing a continuous adrenaline rush.

8. The Stranger by Harlan Coben: A suspenseful tale of secrets and mysteries unraveling, showcasing Coben's mastery in the thriller genre.

9. Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington: A gripping exploration of intrigue and deceit, entwining characters in a web of dangerous consequences.

10. Pomegranate by Helen Elaine Lee: A beautiful story that weaves family, identity, and history, offering a rich exploration of the human experience.

11. The Fire Trilogy by Saara El-Arifi (3 books): An African fantasy trilogy that immerses readers in a world of elemental magic, epic battles, and personal growth.

12. Blossom in Winter Series by Melanie Martinis (6 books): A captivating series that unfolds a tapestry of relationships, self-discovery, and resilience against the backdrop of changing seasons.

Nonfiction List:

1. Habitulations by Sheila Sundar: An insightful exploration of habits and rituals that shape our daily lives, offering practical insights for personal growth.

2. The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist: A transformative examination of the spiritual dimensions of money, encouraging readers to reassess their relationship with wealth.

3. The Amen Ra Illumination by Amen Maat Ra: A spiritual guide that delves into ancient wisdom and illuminates paths for personal enlightenment.

4. Ancestral Majik by VV Gun: A journey into the exploration of ancestral connections and mystical practices, offering a holistic perspective on personal and cultural heritage.

5. Healing Ancestral Karma by Steven Farmer: A guide to understanding and healing generational patterns, providing tools for personal and familial transformation.

6. A Garden of Pomegranates: Skrying on the Tree of Life by Israel Regardie: An esoteric exploration of the mystical traditions associated with the Tree of Life, offering insights into spiritual growth.

7. Choosing to be a Medium by Sharon Farber: A guide to developing and embracing mediumship abilities, blending personal narratives with practical advice.

8. African Holistic Health by Llaila Afrika: A comprehensive approach to holistic health rooted in African traditions, covering physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

9. Decolonizing the Body by Kelsey Blackwell: An exploration of reclaiming personal and collective identity by challenging societal norms and decolonizing perspectives on the body.

10. Rest is Resistance by Tricia Hersey: A thoughtful examination of the role of rest in activism and self-care, emphasizing its importance in sustaining meaningful change.

11. Life S.U.C.K.S. or Does It!?: Soul Searching from the Inside Out by Sonny Etienne: A reflective journey towards self-discovery, offering perspectives on finding purpose and meaning in life.

12. "The Garden Within: Secrets to a Thriving Inner Life" by Dr. Anita Phillips: Dr. Anita Phillips shares transformative insights in this book, guiding readers on a journey to cultivate a flourishing inner life. Drawing on psychological and spiritual principles, the book offers practical wisdom for personal growth and emotional well-being, earning praise for its accessible and impactful approach.

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