Amerie Is Passionate About Reading. So She Started a Book Club.

The Grammy-nominated multi-hyphenate and new mom shares her love of reading through social media

Tonya Abari
ZORA
Published in
5 min readSep 30, 2020

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A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
Photo courtesy of Amerie.

At the turn of the millennium, a fresh, soulful, and versatile talent, Amerie set the music scene on fire — her debut single “Why Don’t We Fall in Love” quickly climbed the Billboard charts and became one of the hottest breakout songs of the early 2000s. On her second album, Touch, the standout, self-written single “1 Thing,” garnered critical acclaim in addition to its digital download snagging certified gold in ringtone releases. With its backdrop of go-go beats and sampling of the funk record, “Oh, Calcutta!” the singer-songwriter soon found herself a unique and sought-after talent in the industry.

In recent years, it might seem like the singer-songwriter faded from the limelight, but with subsequent studio albums and EPs, Amerie has also been very busy delving into other lifelong passions. She became a New York Times bestselling author (Because You Love to Hate Me), anthology contributor (A Phoenix Must Burn), and launched a popular YouTube lifestyle channel. In 2011, Amerie married Sony Music executive, LG Nicholson, and welcomed a son, River, in 2018. Last year, she launched Amerie’s Book Club — an interactive social media experience that…

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Tonya Abari
ZORA
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Introverted ENFJ. Writer. Storyteller. Dreamer. Find her on Instagram @iamtabari.