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My 2019 Reading List

I’m an avid reader and managed to read a total of 42 books in 2019.

For the most part, I try to read whatever catches my interest in order to keep things fresh. When you don’t enjoy what you’re reading, you’ll struggle to do it on a daily basis and you’ll struggle to finish.

Which is another thing I’ve had to train myself to do – put down books that I’m not enjoying or getting much out of. Sunk cost fallacy gets us a lot. But you wouldn’t finish a movie you hated, so why feel guilty about putting down a book you’ve started?

This year I’ve read across different fields and categories. I’m mostly reading non-fiction these days but did get in some good novels as well.

*Starred books are ones I REALLY enjoyed, thought were important, and that I learned the most from. I highly recommend these books and plan on re-reading them again myself. Books with a number in brackets after them (2) are books I’ve already read before – this denotes a re-read.

So without further ado, here is my 2019 Reading List:

My 2019 Reading List

  1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari
  2. Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis
  3. Vicious – V.E. Schwab
  4. The Courage to Be Disliked – Fumitake Koga & Ichiro Kishimi
  5. *The Alter Ego Effect – Todd Herman
  6. Becoming – Michelle Obama
  7. Brave New World (2) – Aldous Huxley
  8. Game Changers – Dave Asprey
  9. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life – Walter Isaacson
  10. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  11. *Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss
  12. Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  13. Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
  14. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office – Lois P. Frankel
  15. *Inferior – Angela Saini
  16. High Performance Habits – Brendan Burchard
  17. Everything is F*cked – Mark Manson
  18. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  19. Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  20. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  21. The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
  22. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  23. Conspiracy – Ryan Holiday
  24. The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
  25. Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking
  26. *Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinsky
  27. Educated – Tara Westover
  28. Miracles – Stuart Wilde
  29. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  30. Propaganda – Edward Bernays
  31. Media Control – Noam Chomsky
  32. Sam Walton: Made in America – Sam Walton
  33. The Score Takes Care of Itself – Bill Walsh
  34. A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
  35. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  36. The Power – Naomi Alderman
  37. *Overachievement – John Eliot
  38. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  39. When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  40. *A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  41. The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle
  42. The Odyssey – Homer

Happy reading!

Have you read any of the books listed above? I’d love to hear your thoughts and engage in discussion – leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you. :)

Brianne Kirbyson

Hi, I'm Brie. I'm on a personal mission to learn more about the world & achieve my potential. Combining entrepreneurship, the arts, & science.

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