Essential Book List

I often get requests and messages for book recommendations so I decided to create this page for the list of books I can absolutely vouch for. These are the books that have had a lasting impact on me and I hope you benefit from the collection.

Non-Fiction 

Autobiography of Malcolm X with the assistance of Alex Haley
The Choice: A True Story of Hope by Edith Eger
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Carol Mithers and Leymah Gbowee
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future by Ashlee Vance
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Self Improvement 

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris
Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover The Hidden Keys To Success by Benjamin Hardy
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Miracle Morning: 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM by Hal Elrod
Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie Helgoe
Ego Is The Enemy, The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle Is The Way, The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Ryan Holiday
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Fiction

Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Islamic

Muhammad: How He Can Make You Extraordinary by Hesham Al-Awadi
In The Early Hours: Reflection on Spiritual and Self Development by Khurram Murad
The True Secret by Amira Ayad
Duas of The Superstars – The Formulae for Success by Alima Ashfaq