7 Books To Read In 2019 To Start The New Year Off Right

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The beginning of the New Year has an extremely deep meaning. It is viewed as a chance that is given to us only once a year to completely change our lives and start a brand new chapter, hopefully, better than the ones we’ve had before.
Even though I personally believe that we can start our New Year whenever we want, the actual New Year still holds a huge meaning, especially in our mind, that makes us more likely to make some changes in our life.
However, changing our life is not as simple as it might seem. We often don’t realize that we need the help of others to change our perspective and improve. That’s why I believe these books play a huge role in this time of the year, and I really think they can help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself.

Braving the Wilderness – Brené Brown

Braving the wilderness book front page cover

Promising review: “One of the most profoundly life-changing books I have read in a very long time. I cannot explain how much this book affected me. Reading certain parts was like flipping a switch in my thought processes. While I had heard of Brene Brown’s work, I had not really delved into it until reading this book. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to find peace with inner turmoil, find a way out of getting sucked into negative energy, and learning to cope with the things that cause stress, and also to learn to stand in your own truth and live in integrity. My words pale in comparison​ to what lies within this amazing book. I have shared some of the lessons with my family and we have had some great discussions because of it. Love, love, love. Thank you, Dr. Brown. Your book changed my life personally and professionally, and it really needed a change.”

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

In the last few weeks, I’ve seen this book everywhere, and I’ve noticed that many people are sharing very positive reviews of it. That’s why I’ve decided to buy it and also include it in this list. Hopefully, it will help me, and all of you, improve our lives for the better.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Book by Stephen Covey

Promising review: “To say that this book changed my life is a major understatement. Ever since I first read this book, back in the ’80s, I’ve applied many of Stephen’s processes to both my personal and professional life. I’ve become more efficient and more focused on my goals. I’ve become more successful professionally, and I reached goals that I would have thought impossible before. I’ve recommended this book and have given it to individuals who struggle in focusing their direction. I keep a copy on my bookshelf and on my Kindle. Even though it’s been 30 years since I first read it, I review it regularly. It’s still as timely now as it was before.”

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

The subtle art of not giving a fuck original book front cover

Promising review: “What I like the most about this book is that my initial thought of; “This will be a good read- I’ll probably get a provoking thought or two out of it”, turned into, “Wow. This book has literally changed my life, for the better.” Since I’ve finished it, I recommended it to four people, two of which have acquired the book, and I even got an extra copy as a gift for a friend. I intend to read this book every couple years or so for the times I need to be reminded of what improved my life so much in the first place. This is an easy read- yet written on a sophisticated level (despite the title), and I looked forward to every bit of free time I could dedicate to reading it. There were times I laughed, got teary-eyed, and most importantly said, “hmmm, I never thought of it like that before…” I recommend this book to anyone who is open to changing their mindset and can understand irony.”

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World – Adam Grant

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Promising review: “It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that captured me like Originals. Filled with amazing, myth-busting information about the how & why of out-of-the-box thinking along with true stories and fascinating facts, I underlined and highlighted much of the book and then made my own version of Cliff notes to share with my friends .”

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The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone Zander

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander

Promising review: “This is one of my top 5 all time favorite and most helpful books. Not only does it impact the working world it also positively affects personal relationships through seeing the potential that exists everywhere. It is not a bunch of vapid platitudes, but every suggestion is explained with real world examples that are truly helpful and that would also work for most readers.”

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Sleep: Redefine Your Rest, for Success in Work, Sport and Life – Nick Littlehales

Sleep: Redefine Your Rest, for Success in Work, Sport and Life by Nick Littlehales

Promising review: “I think this book might have changed my life. I’ve been such a bad sleeper for so many years I just handled it – waking in the night and being awake for hours affected everything else so much – sport, work, partner etc. I’d have 1 or 2 good sleeps a year! So while reading this I decided I was going to ‘hack’ my sleep. (…) There’s lots of other pointers/tips and advice to heed to help make it all work. So get this book – it’s a great investment. Once you start sleeping properly, life starts to be normal again.”

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The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Promising review: “Brene Brown is someone who can put the most fundamental human needs into words that really come to life and make sense and get people to talk about them and put them into practice. I have grown up in a generally healthy social and family life. I have been to college, grown up in a strong religious background and community, my parents being missionaries, and I think I have more or less been happy. Still, her words have shaken me up and helped me to realize what really matters, and what was keeping me from being me and embracing the life and freedom that God has created me to be. In addition, I have come to embrace others in the same way. Her work has helped me to put pieces together that I think I have known in my head to some degree, but did not know how it fits together and make sense in my life and in the world.”

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Have you already read this books? Feel free to leave your opinion about them in the comments down below. If you’ve read a book that you think everyone should read, share it with us!

Have a great day 💋

Julia

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