Looking for some literary guidance to lead you into the new year? These four books might be just what you've been looking for. Photo: amazon.com Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes A recipient of numerous NAACP awards, Director’s Guild of American Diversity award, and a multiple Emmy nominee, it was just a matter of time before Shonda Rhimes released a book telling us how to create a life you’re proud of. Photo: shesvintage.com #aNote2Self Meditation Journal by Alex Elle The writer and visual journalist knows a thing or two about picking yourself up from failures and heartbreak and fighting for a life you know you deserve. Although it’s not a book, Alex’s journal includes a number of questions and passages to keep you in tune with your emotions, goals and dreams. Photo: amazon.com O’s Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose by The Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine It’s been said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. This guide seeks to help you find the latter part of that sentence through a collection of advice and real-life anecdotes to help your get closer to finding your passion and purpose. Photo: amazon.com Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock Janet Mock’s memoir discusses her incredible story of growing up multiracial, in poverty and trans in America. Mock’s kind spirit and resilience to prejudice, failure and heartbreak shines through her poignant memoir, reminding readers that the growth that comes through unforeseen obstacles and vulnerability is what turns us into champions.
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