Mariah Carey‘s had quite the year. On top of releasing a deep cut compilation album, Christmas special, and #1 NYT bestselling memoir, she’s been celebrating the 30th anniversary of her self-titled debut. And still found time to read – the singer recently took to social to share her must-read books of the year.
With her own book topping the stack, Carey’s selections are nearly all written by authors of color – celebrating and commiserating the nuances of racial identity and Black life. From the intimate biographies of Trevor Noah and Lenny Kravitz to the thrilling fiction debuts of Kiley Reid and Brit Bennett, find Carey’s favorite year-end books below. And for a deeper look at her artistic process, check out her Masterclass on using the voice as an instrument.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam