On August 1, we celebrate National Girlfriends Day, a day to thank the female friends that help us keep it all together. Whether it’s a girl squad of one or a sisterhood of many, these ladies make life brighter, fuller, and complete. Today let your gal pals know just how much they mean to you—this one’s for the girls!
These books are specially selected and make fantastic gifts to your bestie or for group book discussion with your sisterfriends complimented with a nice bottle of your favorite vino.
|An American Marriage|
|One of the most anticipated novels of 2018 according to Entertainment Weekly * Goodreads * Esquire * Elle * Cosmopolitan *BBC * Huffington Post * Bustle * Southern Living * Newsday * Bookish * Nylon * iBooks Store
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward–with hope and pain–into the future.
|Editor in Chic|
|“First Lady of Beauty” and trusted lifestyle expert Mikki Taylor shares uplifting advice for women who want to cultivate their beauty both inside and out.
Mikki is that girlfriend-in-the-know who you wish you could take everywhere you go–and now you can! Written in her signature, no-nonsense style, Editor in Chic delivers fabulous advice that will give you the confidence to be your best self every single day.
|Black Girls Rock!|
|From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world.
Pairing inspirational essays and affirmations with lush, newly commissioned and classic photography, Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic and Rocking Our Truth is not only a one-of-a-kind celebration of the diversity, fortitude, and spirituality of black women but also a foundational text that will energize and empower every reader.
|Children of Blood and Bone|
|“A phenomenon.” —Entertainment Weekly
“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu
“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton
“The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony
“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue
|NAMED ONE OF TIME‘S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim at school, Ibtihaj Muhammad always had to find her own way. When she discovered fencing, a sport traditionally reserved for the wealthy, she had to defy expectations and make a place for herself in a sport she grew to love.Proud is a moving coming-of-age story from one of the nation’s most influential athletes and illustrates how she rose above it all.
|A game-changing book for professional women on how to navigate love and career from relationship expert Charreah Jackson.
Essence Senior Editor and international dating & career coach Charreah K. Jackson answers the never-ending question for women: Is it truly possible to have your dream career and be part of a fulfilling, satisfying, lasting romantic relationship? In this relatable, entertaining, and confessional guide, Charreah weaves through the complicated world of dating and career, showing YOU how to be a Boss Bride.
|The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic|
|“[The BreakBeat Poets is] one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years.”–Latino Rebels
Black Girl Magic continues and deepens the work of the first BreakBeat Poets anthology by focusing on some of the most exciting Black women writing today. This anthology breaks up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club, and asserts the truth that the cypher is a feminine form.
|This Will Be My Undoing|
|“A writer to be reckoned with.” -Roxane Gay
“From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today–perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.“
|The Body Is Not An Apology|
|A global movement guided by love…
Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies.
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.
Stop by the store or check us out online and pick up one these awesome titles today. Whether you are celebrating National Girlfriends Day or just looking for a good book for you or a friend, one of these will surely hit the spot.