My favourite books of 2019! – Sophie Guidolin

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My favourite books of 2019!

My goal for 2019 was to read a book a week, alternating between self development/business/money with a lil romance fiction. (my favourite!) 

I got asked a lot HOW I found time to make this happen, here were my top tips: 

  • I didn't watch TV or series.
  • I didn't mindlessly scroll on social media. 
  • I took a book in my handbag at all times- waiting at appointments, school etc 
  • I read before sleeping each night. 

This goal not only meant that I spent a lot more of my time wisely, but also expanded my knowledge. 

Along the way I have shared some of my favourite reads and it is certainly a question I still get asked everyday, so here is a list of my favourite books from 2019 in the 2 different categories I placed on my reads. 

Self Development/Business/Money 

  • Emotional Intelligence, Travis Bradberry & Jean Greavers 
  • Lost Connections, Johann Hari 
  • Mama Rising, Amy Taylor-Kabbaz 
  • Your own kind of girl, Clare Bowditch 
  • Lead like a coach, Karen Morely 
  • Awareness, Anthony De Mello 
  • The wisdom of Sundays, Oprah 
  • Get your shit together, Sarah Knight
  • The subtle art of not giving a FK (almost didn't put this because.. sooo mainstream) 
  • Chaos to calm 
  • Do you talk funny? David Nihill 
  • Winging it, Emma Isaacs
  • Barefoot Investor (parts of this I have used- others not so much!) 
  • The 7 habits of effective people, Stephen R Covey 
  • BURN OUT 
  • Why we sleep, Matthew Walker 
  • The invisible load, Dr Libby 

Fiction/Fun Reads 

  • The strangers we know, Pip Drysdale 
  • The Sunday girl, Pip Drysdale 
  • Tell me a secret, Jane Fallon 
  • Not bad people, Brandy Scott 
  • Don't forget about me, Mhairi McFarlane 
  • Girl, woman, other, Bernardine Evaristo 
  • The giver of stars, Jojo Moyes 
  • The woman who stole my life, Marian Keyes 

Beautiful Books I just love

  • the sun and her flowers, Rapi Kaur 
  • Paris, Megan Hess 
  • Notes to my future daughter 
  • Pillow Thoughts 
  • Milk & Honey, Rapi Kaur 

I trust that you will now have your 2020 reading fix sorted! Please let me know your best reads of 2019 in the comments below! 

11 comments

  • A really great family book-
    Where children Sleep by James Mollison:)

    Jodie
  • Thanks for the list…
    Here’s a few from mine:
    The Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
    Dark Emu – Bruce Pasco
    Medical Medium – Anthony William
    9 Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
    Ikigai – Hecta Garcia & Francesc Miralles
    The courage to be disliked – Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
    Cartel Wives – Mia & Olivia Flores

    Jodie
  • Fatal throne… really enjoyed that book..

    Hinch yourself happy :)

    Rachel
  • Thank you for the list, you have inspired me to find the time to read again and have just started the Sunday Girl and cannot put it down!
    You must read Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales.. very thought provoking book
    Happy new year 🥳

    Jenni
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a great read that I’d recommend.

    Wild Game; my mother, her lover, and me was good also.

    Amy

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