What Book Should You Read Based on Your Goals?

Tell us about your goals and the aspects of your life that you’d like to focus on or improve. We’ll recommend a book or two that will inspire you, entertain you, and maybe even give the universe a little nudge in the right direction.

If You’re Focusing on Career Success . . .

Red Tigress

Red Tigress

By Amélie Wen Zhao

We recommend you check out Red Tigress by Amélie Wen Zhao. The second installment in the Blood Heir Trilogy, Red Tigress features a dethroned but determined princess struggling to save her empire. If you’re striving to reach new professional heights, you’ll enjoy watching Ana struggle to find allies, defeat enemies, and achieve power on her own terms.

If You’re Hoping to Find (or Nurture) Romance . . .

Cast in Firelight

Cast in Firelight

By Dana Swift

If you’re prioritizing love and romance, we think you’ll swoon over Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift. Two royal heirs were entered into an arranged marriage that will unite their kingdoms. When they first meet as adults, they don’t recognize each other, don’t like each other, and certainly don’t trust each other. But as time goes by, they realize they’ll need to work together, and that they might even be falling in love.

If You’re Focusing on Feminism . . .

The Gilded Ones

The Gilded Ones

By Namina Forna

If you’re manifesting a female-forward vibe, we have the perfect books for you. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that features feminist themes and aspirational female friendships. With a diverse cast of strong women, The Gilded Ones will both entertain and inspire you. You could also check out Wilder Girls by Rory Power, another female-focused story about a group of girls at a remote boarding school who band together to survive a mysterious plague.

If You’re Dreaming About Travel. . .

Kisses and Croissants

Kisses and Croissants

By Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

If you’re counting the days until you can spread your wings and travel freely and safely, we have the perfect book for you. Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau is about an American ballerina attending an elite summer program in Paris. City of Love? Check. A cute French boy on a Vespa? Check. Read this adorable romance until you can live out your own travel fantasies!

If You’re Prioritizing Your Emotional Health . . .

It's All Love

It's All Love

By Jenna Ortega

If you’re hoping to work on your mental and emotional health, you’ve got to check out It’s All Love: Reflections for Your Heart & Soul by Jenna Ortega. Actress Jenna Ortega (you know her from Jane the Virgin and Stuck in the Middle) offers inspiring advice and encouragement based on her own struggles and life experiences. If you aspire to be braver, more positive, and more confident, this book will definitely inspire you!

 

If You Want to Forge Closer Family Relationships . . .

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)

The Beautiful Struggle (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Family relationships can be both rewarding and difficult. Whether you’re a parent or a child (or both!), we have some amazing books to recommend! The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates focuses on the relationship that this bestselling author forged with his father and the rest of his family. In The Magic Fish, a beautiful graphic novel by Trung Le Nguyen, a boy draws on Vietnamese fairy tales to help him have a difficult conversation with his mother. In This is My America by Kim Johnson, a teen girl must fight to save both her father and her brother from a criminal justice system that seems completely unjust.

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