5 Books To Read When You’re Trying To Upgrade Your Life




  1. raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve by adding or replacing components…
When I decided to upgrade my life I didn’t know that I was “upgrading.” I just knew I was tired of the same ol BS. I knew there was something better for me and I knew in order to get it I’d have to do something different.

I decided to take a blogging break and work on me. I started thinking about what I wanted in life.

Hmmmm, Ericka, What do you want in your life? What kind of life do you want to be living? Who do you want in your life? You know, those deep instagram-pictures-with-a-person-looking-super-cute-gazing-out-at-the-horizon-with-a-quote-of-some-sort type questions, lol.

Upgrading your life is a personal choice. It only involves you and that’s really it. Deciding you’re going to do something and do it.

I am a book junkie, I LOVE books! When I buy a house I’m definitely going to have a library. If they got rid of books and only wanted us to use electronic copies I’d be part of the “underground hardcopy book secret society”, lol, my love for books is that serious.

Over the years I’ve curated a plethora of books on various topics and situations and events. I own so many books it was hard to even come up with this list (I guess I’ll post more reading lists).

Here are 5 Books to Read When You’re Trying to Upgrade Your Life:

1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Ya’ll this book has given me life. Like seriously Jen Sincero was up to something when she wrote this book. I sat down and read it and re-read it and keep it by my side. Why do we doubt or greatness? Why do we allow fear to control us? Why do we care what others thinks about us? These are some of the questions I came up with. This is a must read!

2. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Ok, I’ll admit at first I couldn’t believe that “Superwoman” “#TGIT”  Shonda Rimes was full of fear. In this book she reveals her flaws, insecurities, and weaknesses. She accepted a challenge to say Yes to opportunities and the rest is history. It is a little hard to get into but it’s a great book.

3. “It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.”: Motivation for Dreamers & Doers

If you love quotes this is the book for you! It has motivational quotes and inspiration from various writers, artist, rappers, singers, social activists, philosophers and more. If you need a push throughout the day then scoop this book up.

4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Ok, I’ll admit I haven’t read this book yet. It’s been on my wish list for a while and I finally purchased it, and started reading it today. From what I hear it’s a life changer and I like what I’ve read so far.

5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Ok, ya’ll this little book is a life changer. Some of the methods may seem corny (you’ll see when you read it), but it’s worth a try. When you finally declutter your home according to the book you’ll feel a sense of relief and really start to only keep the things you want in your life. Which in turn helps you think clearer and have a more balanced life.

Ok I know I said five books but here are two more on the top of this list…I might add them in another post.

6. You Can Heal Your Life

When I tell ya’ll that this book is a game changer, believe me it is! This book was originally made in  1984, and pretty much every life coach, inspirational guru has learned from this book. She talks about the power of your thoughts. It is a MUST READ!!!

7. The Alchemist

Not everyone will understand this book but when I first read it my life was changed.  Every time I read it I have a new perspective. I know there is a lot of hype about this book. All of the celebrities swear by it, but trust me it really is a great book.

I have so many books that could have gone on this list, but I’ll keep this as it is. I didn’t go into detail on each book because I want you to discover these things on your own. I hope that these books can help you along your journey.

Are there any books that you think should have gone on the list? Comment below and let me know!



  1. March 7, 2017 / 9:57 am

    You’re welcome! I have some more for you too :).

  2. March 4, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Great books!!!!! Thanks so much for gifting me, “You are a Badass”. I can’t wait to read it. Women who read are so dope!

  3. December 19, 2016 / 8:17 am

    You’re welcome!

  4. December 19, 2016 / 12:47 am

    Good read. Thank you!

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