4 Books You Should Be Reading

Your life is the total sum of the people you hang around and the books you read. Speaking of books and in terms of genre, I am a huge advocate of the personal self-help category because I think it is always a good idea to improve yourself. Life is all about accomplishing your God-given purpose, getting better at your calling and enjoying the process. Answer the call of greatness today and then pick up some books from authors that will help mentor you along the way. Grab yourself a cup of your favourite beverage and put your reading glasses on. Here are some of my recommendations for your reading pleasure and if you want to find out more, you may click on the images to read the customer reviews on Amazon.

Kike-Lola Odusanya wrote this book to start a real conversation with women who are intent on building a business and quitting their 9-5. Retiring from the corporate world into your own gig is no easy feat so I appreciate a book that tells all on how to do it and not just that but manage the entire process effectively and seamlessly. According to the product description, My Boss Is Me: The  Book is “an unfiltered series of notes based on Kike’s real life experiences as a serial entrepreneur. Get insight on everything from ground-up, planning to growing your new business to generating enough income to do whatever you want and to start living the life you’ve been dreaming of. My Boss Is Me is a real conversation about what it takes to build a business, become your own boss and quit your 9-5 job.”

Buy it here:My Boss Is Me.: Real Conversation about Building a Business and Quitting Your 9-5

According to author, Pauleanna Reid, “Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother is a coming-of-age story for any woman who has ever questioned her sexual maturity and readiness, stayed silent at a time when she should have spoken up. Aaliyah Panarese is the teenage daughter of successful, overprotective parents who want the best for her but rarely consider her hopes and dreams. Frustrated and too cowardly to express her dreams of becoming a writer, she escapes life’s harsh realities by journaling heartfelt letters to her mother inside a diary, hoping that one day they will be the keys to rebuilding trust and strengthening the emotional connection lacking between them. Aaliyah follows the crowd, breaks her parents’ rules and is quickly thrown into a battlefield marked with peer pressure, self-loathing, sexual discovery and broken friendships.

Buy it here:Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother


Almost two decades ago, a young woman named Makini Smith decided that she was not going to become another statistic. Through dedication, perseverance, and the will of a higher power, she has pushed past many obstacles on the journey we call life. After a series of life-changing events transformed Makini forever, she now focuses on sharing her story to inspire others to carry on. Turning every lesson into a blessing, she acquired the key to understanding that faith, courage, compassion, and connections are the tools to living your best life. She shares her wisdom and insights in a transparent story of overcoming adversity to achieving triumph. She is proof that being an optimist, mastering the power of having a positive mindset that focuses on strength, and sharing experiences can heal you and help others at the same time.”
Buy it here:A Walk in my Stilettos: How to get through the struggle with grace


Bossed Up is the indispensable owner’s manual to spearheading your potential and becoming your own boss, the way God intended. Bossed Up was created as a guide to help you work through the inevitable dilemmas you will face on your journey toward becoming your own boss. This book shares 100 Boss Truths that link key biblical stories with the personal experiences, failures and triumphs of an award-winning entrepreneur. As you read along you will begin to move forward with intention, as you become more aware of your God-given talents and purpose as a business leader.”

Buy it here: Bossed Up: 100 Truths To Becoming Your Own Boss, God’s Way


I hope these books serve as some sort of inspiration for you as you navigate this thing called life. From time to time, I will be recommending good reads for you to invest in but for now, if you are intent in someday becoming your own boss then please get My Boss Is Me! Plus did I mention that all these authors are Canadian? Happy Reading!

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  1. July 7, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Thanks for sharing these books. I’ve been reading books these days via Audible. I find it easier and that way I get to do other things at the same time. Would see if any of these are available on Audible.


    • Jamila
      July 7, 2017 / 6:22 am

      Hi Zinny, you’re welcome! Yes, Audible is pretty good in that you can just listen to the content as opposed to having to read it yourself. Happy reading or in this case, listening! 🙂

  2. July 23, 2017 / 4:40 am

    You have given some wonderful list of books.
    Shall definitely try to read them for sure.

  3. Jamila
    July 23, 2017 / 5:19 am

    Hello R.Patra!

    Thanks for visiting. Be sure to let me know how you like the books once you check them out. Maybe you can write a review to guide others? Happy reading!

    • Jamila
      July 28, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Hello Jessica!

      I haven’t read your book but I will definitely check it out. The mind is a powerful topic to write about, I am sure it will be an interesting read.

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