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A well rounded woman is a woman who reads, and whether you love the traditional comfort of a hardcover or the modern convenience of an e-reader, indulging in a good book feeds the mind and soothes the soul. Here are four books that are sure to be welcome additions to any book collection.

Diamond Life: A Novel – Aliya S. King
If you don’t know, let me inform you.  Aliya S. King is one of your favorite writers’ favorite writer.  She’s an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Vibe, Giant, Uptown, Essence, King, Ms., Us Weekly, and Teen People, among others.  In Diamond Life, the highly anticipated follow up to her hit Platinum, Aliya continues the saga of journalist Alex Maxwell, her rapper husband Birdie, rapper Z, label exec Jake and more as readers go behind the curtain once again for the real scoop on the biggest players in the hip-hop game—and the first ladies who hold them together.

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  • Trisha

    OMG..You have to be kidding me. I haven’t read all of these books, but I have read all of RM Johnson’s books. He is one of my top 3 favorite fiction authors. His books are awesome!!!

  • Alexandra

    Nice list, I’m going to add choices #2 & 3 to my booklist. I’ve been taking an interest in self-help books.

  • Tami

    You should also read Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant. Perfect Peace by Daniel Black should be considered an African American classic.

    • SweetT

      Those two books were on another reading list Clutch did last year. Perfect Peace was an amazing read!

  • I read Platinum last year. It is a great book; I couldn’t put it down. Diamond Life will be on my list of must reads this year!!