In no particular order:
Orange, Tommy. There There (This book is exquisite).
Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body Is Not an Apology. (Essential reading for owners of a female body).
Reber, Deborah. Differently Wired. (If you have a kid who marches to their own beat, this book is a wonderful resource).
Coulter, Kristi. Nothing Good Can Come From This.
Simon, Tami. The Self-Acceptance Project.
Brown, Brene. Braving the Wilderness.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Old for Art School.
Hurston, Nora Zeale. Dust Tracks on a Road.
Jerkins, Morgan. This Will Be My Undoing.
Abdurraqib, Hanif. They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.
Rich, Adrienne. Essential Essays. (To be honest, I skimmed the literature essays and read the ones about her life and politics with rapt attention. The essay about motherhood is at least two decades ahead of its time).
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. (This book was read aloud to me by my daughter Grace. I’m still counting it).