We caught up with some of the community’s rising stars and asked them to reflect on the books that had an impact on their lives. We’ve shared their responses below.

Darryl Moore | Owner of Phocused by Darryl Photography – #imphocusedman

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. A tremendous read and one I’d recommend you reread yearly. The basis of the book talks about conquering HIDDEN fears and taking life to the next level. Little did I know what was in store when I read this book. There aren’t too many books that sever as a mirror but this one was. Causing me to truly take an in-depth look at how I was conducting myself as it pertained to business, family…life! Read more>>

Daiva Wilson | Natural Hair Advocate & Student

Grab your wine glass ladies and gentleman because that is exactly what I did when I read Gabrielle Union’s first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” I honestly don’t read a lot, and I should get back to it, I just have to find the perfect book that will keep me hooked and drawn in from the moment I open it to the moment I close it. The reason I chose to read this book is because I enjoy Gabrielle Union as an actress. Read more>>

Ar’Riel Lewis | Entrepreneur & Real Estate Agent

I recently read a book called The Four Agreements, its a guide to personal freedom, true happiness and selflove. I love this book I actually read it twice! When I say this is a MUST read its a MUST! It has truly helped me in many ways, I try my best to incorporate these four agreements into my everyday life. The four agreements are 1. Be Impeccable with your word 2. Don’t take anything personally 3. Don’t make assumptions and 4. Always do your best. I believe everyone should live life by these four agreements. Read more>>