Tuesday, 18 July 2017

TALLAWAH BOOK CLUB: Songstress and first-time author Stephanie on 5 books that made a difference

SHOW OF SUPPORT: Stephanie (right) cops an endorsement from singer Aisha Davis.

Books (intriguing, inspirational) rank high among singer-songwriter Stephanie’s greatest passions, falling somewhere on a list that includes her daughters, making music and family life. She has three libraries at home. Enough said. As she goes on a promotional blitz in support of her debut effort, Diary of the Scorpion Lover, the multi-talented diva sits down with TALLAWAH Book Club to dish about some of her all-time favourite reads: 

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell 
It’s about how different variables in life affect results; how different variables can led to different outcomes. It helps me in my music business, how I market myself and how I get people to respond to my music. 

Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady 
I like reading books that intrigue me, especially the ones that are based on spirituality, and this one explores a kind of spirituality that I can relate to. It’s about the New Thought movement and the comparisons to established Christianity. 

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 
I enjoyed it mainly because of the little nuggets it reveals about the story of Jesus Christ and how it connects the dots. I know I am late to the party, but I love learning about religion and delving into metaphysics and new thought teachings and how religion has unfolded historically. 

The Hathaway Series by Lisa Kaypas 
She’s an excellent writer, and I love how the storylines connect. She takes us on a wild journey of love, vulnerability and family. I highly recommend it. 

Martin Luther King: A Biography by Roger Bruns
I’ve always been interested in his story, what happened to him and what his contribution to Black history was. The author does a very good job bringing out all of that. I’m big on biographies and inspirational books, and this is one of the best I’ve ever come across.

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