Our Favorite Self-Care Reads – Rooted Woman

Our Favorite Self-Care Reads

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September 6 is National Read A Book Day, and if you haven’t already, we hope you make plans to get lost in a good story today. Reading is a stimulating escape from your routine that can produce an adrenaline rush for your imagination or enlightenment for your life’s journey. Moreover, it’s an exceptional form of self-care that helps to recharge and recenter your mind.

We couldn’t let this day slip by without sharing some of our favorite books. Check out our list of inspiring biographies and riveting fictional stories, curated just for you. 


All About Love by Bell Hooks

This thought-provoking book by feminist icon Bell Books seeks to challenge the status quo about the meaning of love and the role it plays in culture. With every chapter, you’ll dive deeper into all the ways love can heal and unite our families, friendships, communities, and the world as a whole. 

More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

This award-winning book is a groundbreaking journalist’s personal story of triumph and success as she rose from being the underdog in childhood to a powerhouse in the media industry. Her accounts about her struggles with racism and identity are packed with valuable life lessons and affirmations that will awaken the change-agent in you. 

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Although we all know Trevor from his witty banter on “The Daily Show”, this book dives into the challenges of his upbringing. A half-white, half-black kid trying to make something of himself while living under a racist South African government? Believe us when we say this is a page-turner full of historical insight and motivation. 

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

This polarizing reflection piece from Mikki criticizes mainstream feminism and challenges us all to look deeper into what we’re striving to accomplish with the movement. Her assessment includes highlights from her own experiences with poverty, mental health issues, violence, and more. 

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This book allows you to escape into a world where an unsolved murder case is the talk of a small town and the suspect — a misunderstood, beautiful, young woman — just wants to be loved.

What Books Uplift and Empower You? 

We want to hear about your favorite reads too, sis. Share your reading list with us on social media @RootedWoman or in the comments below. 

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