The In Trive Reads: What We’re Reading Now!

When I was a little girl, books used to mesmerize me. My Nanaw and I would sometimes take the streetcar to the New Orleans Public Library on St. Charles and stay in there for hours reading through books. It’s funny to remember how she had to limit me on the tons of books I wanted so badly to take home. In those books, I was able to escape to worlds I never knew of. I got to meet people who were no longer living. I got to smell and taste worldly foods. Learn about different cultures and travel far distances beyond this planet or travel deep within my soul.

Books are truly a gift to us and I love finding the time to read or listen to them whenever I can. Below are the two books I’ve recently completed and would highly recommend you check out! Take a look!

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Manifest Now

Written by Idil Ahmed

I’ve read this book twice and have listened to it a handful of times now. And every time I read it, I’m reminded of how powerful our minds and words are. Idil is very good at reminding us of our power and how to use our words to bring forth the life we desire. She provides tips and tools on how to approach manifesting. She also gives us the gift of amazing affirmations that instill in the mind how blessed we are. One must keep a highlight close by while reading this book, for the words and lessons she shares are worth taking along your journey.

Self-love stems from knowing that you are already whole. GOD gives you unconditional love with every breath you take.

Idil Ahmed, Manifest Now

What is it about?

Manifest Now provides a step-by-step guide with tools, techniques, and proven strategies to raise your frequency and create the reality you want. This audiobook is designed to guide you through the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of manifesting and creating all that your heart desires. You’ll learn how to start removing mental and emotional blocks so you can rediscover that manifesting is your natural birthright. You’ll feel more confident, reconnected, and powerful as you listen. Everything in your life will begin to shift as you begin to realize you are a conscious creator. 

Available on Amazon in the following formats:

  • Paperback
  • Kindle
  • Audible

The Painted Drum

Written by Louise Erdrich

I came across the quote below one day on Facebook. It stopped me in my tracks. I sat back thinking about this quote for a few days. Feeling how it so deeply resonated with me and the many times I felt broken but was determined to keep going, keep loving, keep feeling. And so I had to buy this book. And I’m so glad I did. It was such an addictive read. I stayed up all night thumbing page by page. Louise’s writing just captivates the reader. She takes your hand, not explaining where you’re going but promising that you’ll go and you’ll grow.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.

Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

What’s it about?

From the author of the National Book Award Winner The Round House, Louise Erdrich’s breathtaking, lyrical novel of a priceless Ojibwe artifact and the effect it has had on those who have come into contact with it over the years.

While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined.

Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich’s Painted Drum explores the often-fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author’s finest work.

Available on Amazon in the following formats:

  • Hardcover
  • Paperback
  • Kindle
  • Audible

Have you checked out these books? If so, let me know what are your favorite quotes.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Actress & Creator of The In Trive

Welcome to The In Trive!
A place for the Inspired Thriving Tribe
The In Trive is a lifestyle brand founded by actress Ciera Payton. We are here to help inspire and motivate you by sharing commentary on unique finds; from personal uplifting stories to nutrient-rich recipes to fashion buys to non-toxic beauty products. We cover it all and by doing so we hope to help you thrive. Welcome to our tribe!
In Joy,

Subscribe Now

get notified every time a new post comes out


Listen to Our latest Podcast