February is Black History Month! Celebrate by reading from this list of books by incredible Black authors. From cookbooks to poetry to mythology to self-help, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to add these to your TBR shelf to read during Black History Month and beyond!

Books to Read for Black History Month

Own Your Greatness and Your Unstoppable Greatness

Impostor Syndrome Book.        Your Unstoppable Greatness

If you want to tackle that inner voice that tells you that you can’t do something or that you’re not good enough, then you have to check out Own Your Greatness and Your Stoppable Greatness! These two guided workbooks will give you the tools you need to conquer self-doubt, realize your true worth, and enjoy your success. Make sure to check out Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin’s appearance on The TODAY Show, where she got to chat with hosts Hoda and Jenna about imposter syndrome!

Introduction to Igbo Mythology for Kids

Introduction to Igbo Mythology for Kids is a collection that explores the most popular Igbo myths, folktales, and legends that will immerse kids in exciting stories of tricksters, shapeshifters, and heroes. It’s the perfect book for kids who love Greek mythology or are obsessed with the Rick Riordan series (books and TV show)!

Healing with Copper

Yvelette Stines is a seasoned health and wellness writer, and she has written Healing with Copper, a guide on the benefits and best uses of copper to transform your life! Consumed in the right quantities, these essential metals can boost brain function, alleviate fatigue, strengthen your immune system, and relieve symptoms of various chronic illnesses!

I Own My Magic: Self-Talk for Black Women

i own my magic

It’s important that when you practice self-care, you’re also practicing self-love! G. Michelle Goodloe has written a book of inspiring prompts, meditations, and reflections. I Own My Magic is a celebration of Black female identity that will encourage you to honor your true power and show strength in everything you do.

The Mayonnaise Book

Mayonnaise Cookbook Recipes

Mayo is so much more than just a condiment! In The Mayonnaise Cookbook, Erin Isaac will teach you 50 recipes that feature mayonnaise, including potato salad, chocolate cupcakes, elote street corn, and more. And of course, you will learn how to make your own mayonnaise!

The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life and The Magical Girl’s Self-Care Coloring Book


How about self-care with a side of anime? In The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life, Jacque Aye wants you to transform into your most magical self with this one-of-a-kind, manga inspired self-care guide designed to help you discover and harness your inner power! With fun exercises, journal prompts, and personality tests, you’ll quickly learn everything you need to know about your magical girl self, including your magical girl name, what type of power you possess, and what cute companion will perfectly complement your magical girl journey.

And if self-care means taking time to relax your mind, then try out The Magical Girls’ Self-Care Coloring Book! You will still experience self-love and self-esteem benefits just in a very cute and unique coloring book.

The Routine Building Handbook

Believe it or not, you can juggle it all and achieve work/life balance! In The Routine Building Handbook, discover the power of creating, starting, and maintaining daily routines that will help you decrease your stress levels, improve our sleep, and build a productive (and joyful!) life in this practical and easy-to-use guide.

Myths of the Underworld

Myths of the Underworld

Myths of the Underworld is a collection of modern retellings of gods and goddesses of the underworld. In these 10 myths from different cultures around the world, you will learn of forbidden love, acts of vengeance, and naive attractions. You’ll find familiar names, such as Hades and Persephone, but you will also learn about Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea and the underworld; Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacíhuatl, the lovers who ruled the Aztec underworld; and more!

The Devotional for Black Women

Devotional for Black Women

If you are looking to fully embrace your identity in Christ and understand your God-given purpose, you need to check out The Devotional for Black Women. Chelsea La’Nere Brown provides 52 weeks of practical biblical principles and inspiration for building intimacy with God. You will be empowered through weekly devotional wisdom, journaling prompts, biblical affirmations, and more.



Written by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, 2Fish is a collection of poems and a few short stories inspired from experiences in her adolescence through adulthood. If you enjoy her lyrics, then you will definitely love reading her poetry.