Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, has arrived. And, if you’re like us, you’ll likely be spending the weekend digging into the new book.
But, once you’ve finished, what should you pick up next?
Well to save you the time of having to search for another good memoir to read, we’ve rounded up 11 books that we think you’ll enjoy.
Around The Way Girl - Taraji P. Henson
Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson takes us from DC to Hollywood as she shares stories of surviving a volatile environment and her rise to the top of Hollywood's A-list.
Atria / 37 INK
I Don't Belong To You: Quiet The Noise And Find Your Voice - Keke Palmer
Palmer has always been an open book and that's no different in her memoir, I Don't Belong to You, which sees the actress sharing revealing stories from her professional and personal life. Part inspirational guide, part journal, I Don't Belong to You is definitely worth a read.
Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland
The first Black woman to be promoted to principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's history, Copeland's memoir is an inspiring journey and an example of where passion and hard work can take you if you dare to dream.
The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl - Issa Rae
Insecure creator Issa Rae takes readers on a hilarious adventure as she details what it's like to be an awkward introvert in this collection of essays.
Atria / 37 INK
My Voice: A Memoir - Angie Martinez
A hip-hop radio icon, Angie Martinez shares stories from behind-the-scenes of some of her biggest interviews and opens up about her personal life. And, if you want a little sneak peek before diving in, we put together a list of things we learned
from Martinez's memoir.
Never In My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life In Journalism - Belva Davis
Belva Davis changed the face of TV news when she became the first Black woman to become a television reporter on the west coast. In her memoir, she opens up about her journey from crowded housing projects in Oakland, California to witnessing Barack Obama's historic 2008 win.
Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me - Janet Mock
In the follow-up to her 2014 hit Redefining Realness, Janet Mock takes us on a journey through her twenties as she navigates, dating, her life as a first-gen college student, falling in love, and figuring out life.
Simon & Schuster
This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare - Gabourey Sidibe
Actress Gabourey Sidibe gets incredibly candid as she opens up about her conventional life. The book follows Sidibe from New York to Hollywood as she details her unique upbringing, a job as a phone sex operator, and what it's like being a celebrity.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
We're Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, And True - Gabrielle Union
Union tackles a range of topics and issues in this collection of essays that pull from her own experiences. The actress takes readers from Nebraska to Hollywood as she details pivotal moments with her family and the ups and downs of fame.
Dey Street Books
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person - Shonda Rhimes
Who better to take advice from than entertainment genius Shonda Rhimes. Year of Yes is a hilarious, poignant memoir that explores just what happens when you say yes to the things that scare you.
Simon & Schuster
Under Fire: Reporting From The Front Lines Of The Trump White House - April Ryan
With a foreword from Tamron Hall, Ryan's memoir dives into her history as a White House reporter and the things she's experienced in the age of Trump.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers