Let us help you choose your next book! Welcome to Sweet Reads, a curation of titles hand-selected by our Sweet July community.

In this special edition of Sweet Reads, we’ve rounded up our favorite reads that published in 2022 across all genres. Check out the list below!

Speak by Tunde Oyeneyin

“Tunde’s Speak is a vulnerable, honest and inspiring story of how to find empowerment from within and to be resilient despite life’s setbacks. It felt like a therapy session; it evoked lots of emotions but provided so many gold nuggets and moments of self-reflection. A signature quote from Tunde that sums it up is, ‘Your mind is your strongest muscle.’ I ended the book feeling full of hope and gratefulness for each of our individual journeys.” – Shirlene Loi, Product Development Manager, Sweet July

All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

“Put simply, this is now one of my favorite books of all time. The writing and storytelling were so convincing that at times I forgot it was fiction. The book centers around the story of Sneha, an Indian immigrant fresh out of college, beginning to build a life for herself while grappling with complex family issues and past trauma. It’s moving, funny, intimate, and navigates a lot of complicated themes in a witty yet thought-provoking way. This book is a beautiful reminder of the importance of community and ‘family’ in all forms.” – Danielle Iturbe, President, Sweet July

Wahala by Nikki May

“I was intrigued by this book being called a ‘friendship thriller’—and that’s exactly what it is. This group of Nigerian British friends will keep you on your toes but will also have you laughing out loud from start to finish. This is such a fun page-turner for lovers of layered characters, juicy drama and a hint of suspense.” – Brianne Garrett, Managing Editor, Sweet July

Fierce Love by Sonya Curry

“The candor and rawness of my mother-in-law is palpable from page to page in her memoir. I found myself even more inspired by her journey to discovering her purpose—as a mother, as an educator and as a leader. Her debut book is all about finding your voice, something everyone can relate to.” – Ayesha Curry, Founder, Sweet July

Shine Bright by Danyel Smith

“Covering familiar artists like Diana Ross, to unsung heroes of the 90s like Deniece Williams, Danyel Smith‘s Shine Bright is a great summer read for music history lovers and people looking for insights on their favorite dance artists.” – Michal Beaumont​, Development Executive, Sweet July Productions

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