This year’s reading goal was to read 14 books. (Last year it was 12). Well, I surpassed my goal and read 19 Books in 2019! As of now, anyways.
In case you’re looking for something to read in the coming year, here are some of my favourite books of 2019.
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This list is in order of my reading the books.
Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson
This book put me in such a great mindset for 2019! Authors Shannon and Thompson put together a motivational, butt-kicking book filled with advice, worksheets and tips for the aspiring entrepreneur. I refer back to this book every three months as I try to grow this blog and am planning to read it again this Christmas.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I read this at the suggestion of a friend. It tells the story of two magicians trying to out-magic each other. The Night Circus is their playground.
While this book doesn’t move terribly fast, the artistry of the writing is really what made me love this book. Read this book if you’re a writer looking to write more artistically!
Letters to My Daughters: Business Advice for Entrepreneurs by Linda Hollyer
Short and sweet, but chock-full of advice. This was a great read for someone thinking about dipping their toes into the entrepreneur pool. It’s also great for people who just want to feel more powerful in their existing work world.
Design Your Next Chapter by Debbie Travis
Yes, this book is geared towards women whose children have just left the nest, but I ended up reading it. I’m partly partial to this book because it gave me an idea for a novel. But this book is also just really inspiring! Travis went on such a cool journey that you can’t help but feel like “wow, if she can do that, I wonder what kind of awesome thing I’m capable of?” You don’t have to wait until you’re 50 to read this book.
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
This is the third book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. Yes, there are three! And they’re great if you just want a fun and fast read. Do it. Read it.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Yup, hadn’t read The Da Vinci Code until this year. I saw the movie was on Netflix and I thought, “I should really read the book first.” I even had an illustrated version with tons of cool pictures of the paintings and the locations!
This book is fast-paced, full of history, and just super fun. And then you can watch the movie!
At the Mountain’s Edge by Genevieve Graham
I was happy to find a female Canadian author to support. Graham writes historical fiction novels based in Canadian history. This one in particular is about a girl whose family heads to Yukon for the gold rush. Along the way she meets a member of the Northwest Mounted Police (cue romance plot).
Help Me by Marianne Power
The author of this book spends a year reading and living by self-help books and shenanigans ensue! I thought this book would be just a laugh-fest, but it got really serious and discussed some thought-provoking issues. A great read.
Lanterns in the Sky by Pagan Malcolm
Looking for a new fantasy series? Try out the Starlight Princess series! Pagan’s next novella just came out this month, too, so you should check that out.
So You Want to Start a Podcast by Kristen Meinzer
All the actionable advice in this book! Kristen is straightforward, super helpful and (in a cringey way) funny in her book all about what it takes to start and host a podcast. You need to read this book if you have any interest in or questions about starting a podcast.
Those were my favourite books of 2019. If you’d like to hear about the other books I read, just shoot me an email.
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What were your favourite books of 2019? Anything I should read?