My 2019 reading list for a better life

2019 reading list

It’s that time of the year. In between parties and mince pies, you reflect on how 2018 went and you plan 2019 to be the best year ever.

I do it too. I’m not so crazy about new year goals as I used to be, but that’s only because I made it a habit to not wait for the beginning of the year or the month to start working on something.

However, 2019 is also the year that I’ll start as fully self-employed, so I do have projects and goals that I’m planning at the moment. For this post, I’ll stay away from goals, but I want to share with you my reading list. It’s not a huge number because I have to be realistic about it – with a business to build and certifications to get, I won’t have too much time for reading. But books are important – it’s the cheapest way to learn new things in an organized way.

So I hope I’ll inspire you and you’ll join me in reading some of these.

2019 Reading List

1. If I’m so smart why can’t I lose weight?

I only recently found out about the author; I listened to her podcast, “The Life Coach School Podcast”, and it was love at first episode. I know what to expect from the book, and that is NOT a diet. Brooke’s coaching is based on analyzing your thoughts because they are the ones that create the results you have in your life.

I’m looking forward to reading about a new perspective on weight loss since the world is a crazy place at the moment, filled with diets and supplements that only have one result – making someone else rich.

Check it out on Amazon

"If I'm so smart why can't I lose weight" book cover

2. Get rich, lucky bitch!

2018 was huge for me in dealing with my money beliefs. This book is to continue my work on releasing money blocks and achieve wealth.

From the Amazon description:

“Why do most women settle for pennies instead of embracing true wealth? It’s not because you’re not smart or ambitious enough. You’ve just been programmed to block your Universal right to wealth with guilt, shame or embarrassment. Even if you’re unaware of these blocks and fears, you’re probably not earning what you’re really worth.”

Check it out on Amazon

"Get Rich Lucky Bitch" Book cover

3. Lucky Bitch: A guide for exceptional women to create outrageous success

From the same series as the book above.

“From being broke, hating her office job and generally having a life that made her completely miserable, Denise went on to travel the world and make all of her dreams come true within the space of a few years. She attracted more than half a million dollars- worth of free travel, scholarships, prizes and bank errors in her favour, and in this book she reveals how you can do the same.”

Check it out on Amazon

:ucky Bitch book cover

4. The 4-hour work week

I know, how have I not read this yet?

“This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:


* Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
* to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
* blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
* to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
* to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’.”

Check it out on Amazon

4-hour work week book cover

5. The universe has your back

When you start learning about manifesting and the law of attraction, a simple search online will take you to Gabby Berstein for sure. I’m hoping this can help me have a little bit of faith and stop trying to control EVERYTHING.

Check it out on Amazon

the universe has your back book cover

6. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

From the author of “Eat, Pray, Love”.

Check it out on Amazon

big magic book cover

7. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

“In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.”

Check it out on Amazon

quiet book cover

8. Money: A love story

“Using client stories and her own saga of moving from heavy debt to complete financial freedom by the age of 28, Kate Northrup acts as a guide in your quest for personal financial freedom through love. You’ll learn how to chart your current financial life and create a plan to get you to where you want to be – whether that’s a penthouse apartment or a cabin in the woods.”

Check it out on Amazon

money a love story book cover


This is my short list of books to read in 2019. Which ones did you find interesting? Are you joining me? And what books do you have on your list?






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