Best Books to Read in January: A Celebration of Black Girl Magic

Winter can be a challenging season for many of us, but books can be a comforting escape from the cold and dark. And what better way to celebrate the new year than by diving into some inspiring and hilarious reads by black women authors? Here are three must-read books to add to your January reading list.

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
First up is Luvvie Ajayi’s “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.” Ajayi’s witty and insightful commentary on social issues will have you laughing out loud while also challenging you to be a better person. Her TED talk, “Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable,” is a must-watch, and her book is a must-read for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of our world with humor and grace.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Next up is Issa Rae’s “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” Rae’s comedic web series has garnered millions of views and now her book offers even more hilarious insights into what it means to be a black woman navigating the world. Plus, with Rae’s recent HBO series “Insecure,” you’ll want to catch up on her earlier work to fully appreciate her unique voice.

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to ExplainLast but not least is Phoebe Robinson’s “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.” Robinson’s collection of essays is a hilarious and thought-provoking exploration of race, gender, and pop culture. With her sharp wit and insightful observations, Robinson will have you questioning your own biases and laughing along the way.

These three books are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wealth of amazing literature by black women authors. But they are a great place to start if you’re looking for a laugh, some inspiration, or just a break from the winter blues. So grab a cup of cocoa, curl up under a blanket, and let these amazing authors transport you into their worlds. You won’t regret it.