Eight Authors Who Should Always Be Celebrated

Books are what brings me peace, happiness, and comfort. I love words. I always have and always will. In honor of National Author’s Day, I’m celebrating some of the authors whose books, whose words have such a profound impact on my life.

Elizabeth Gilbert










It’s been a couple of years since I first read “Eat, Pray, Love” yet I’m always eager to still talk about it. Gilbert’s writing is unique. It’s intimate, vulnerable, smart and witty. I admire her courage and willingness to let her readers into her life. As she does this, she makes us examine our lives and find the commonality in the emotions we all share as humans.

How Elizabeth Gilbert Compels Us to Seek Our Bliss

Books continue to be what feeds and carries me, here are some authors whose books have impacted me.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie








When I read “Americanah,” I said to myself, “I get it.” I appreciated it because I understood from my experiences. It’s real to me. It’s an intelligent and thought-provoking read. Adichie’s books contain such history, facts, and depth. She then intertwines history with these stories that are touching, sweet and tragic all at the same time. Her writing is shooting an arrow and landing right on target.

Mark Nepo

When I think about Mark Nepo, the first word that comes to my mind is Peace. He uses his experiences and knowledge to gift us with words that heal, uplift and enlighten. I read “The One Life We’re Given” at a time I was unhappy, broken and weak. His words strengthened me. His words gave me peace. His words gave me hope. His words give me life.

10 Quotes By Mark Nepo That Life Your Spirit 

Michael A. Singer

I found out about this book out of curiosity. What I like about Michael Singer is that he’s a teacher. I learn from his books. I learn about myself. I learn about my behaviors and patterns of being. I learn how to overcome my limitations. His writing is something to be remembered. It’s something to take notes off. His words are what you have to go back to learn and re-learn and then learn again.

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes is a power-house. His words have power whether it’s written or spoken. Powerful. Encouraging. Motivating. His words motivate me in my spiritual life. His words motivate in my challenges to know that there is a way. There is a reason. There is an answer. On the days I feel far from God, his words draw me nearer, closer to my blessed savior…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Advice on How to Step Into Your Purpose

Roxane Gay

I had never heard of this author until one day, I saw my co-worker with a book on her desk, “Bad Feminist.” When I read the book, I laughed. I shook my head in affirmation. I underlined and underlined. This author is more than witty though. She’s also incredibly smart. Her words come with a clever punch. I enjoyed reading “Bad Feminist” and  “An Untamed State.”

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is that author whose books you just want to pass on. His books deal with inspiring stories, philosophies, and morals that make you question how you’re living your life. “Tuesdays with Morrie” is a breath of fresh air. It made me cry. It made me smile. It made me think. Albom’s books need to be passed on. Get one for yourself and then get copies for a friend, sister, co-worker, boyfriend, husband, wife, your child. Get it for everyone.

Mitch Albom's books need to be passed on. Get one for yourself and then for everyone you know.

Brene Brown

Brown is also a teacher to me. She helps me understand what it means to be vulnerable. She helps me understand what is needed to connect. She helps me understand what it takes to be courageous. Her books are not meant to be skimped through. They should be studied and applied in order to learn to function in ways that will make us genuinely happy with our lives and with ourselves.

There you have it. Those are just a few of the authors whose books mean much to me. Who are your favorite authors?

Isioma Ononye

I'm a blogger, freelance writer and news enthusiast. I'm passionate about personal development and I'm a book lover. AIso, I care deeply about feminism. My bliss is found in words that move me, nature and chasing my dreams.

3 thoughts on “Eight Authors Who Should Always Be Celebrated

    1. Interesting. I’m going to look up Lisa Bevere and Max Lucado. I love hearing about authors I didn’t know about 🙂

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