As a kid, I never liked reading. It’s not like I wasn’t good at it. I just thought it was boring. I would rather be playing sports or hanging out with friends. The older I get, the more I absolutely love reading. It has truly become a part of my life.
The books I read each year always seem to leave a little impression on me. Thanks to my beloved book club and a friend who dropped a bag of books on my doorstep over the summer, I read a few books this year that I may not have otherwise–particularly fiction books.
I am not a person with a lot of free time, so I really don’t buy the excuse that “you don’t have time to read.” Once reading becomes a part of your life, you find ways to sneak it in here and there. I read most of these on vacations or by just reading a few pages at bedtime.
Almost every single one of these books came from the recommendation of a friend, so I thought I would pass along the favor and share my 2019 reading list with you. Those with an asterisk were my favorites, but each and every one of these is worth reading.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver
Originals by Adam Grant
*Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everybody Always by Bob Goff
*You are a Badass by Jin Sincero
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Love Lives Here by Maria Goff
Educated by Tara Westover
*Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
*Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
*The Rent Collector by Camron Wright