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Did you get much reading done in 2019? I did more reading in 2019 than in past years, so I want to share my 5 top books of year! Not all of them were written last year…in fact I don’t think any of them were! So while they weren’t new books, they were new to me!

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens — wow wow wow. This is my favorite book from last year! I don’t typically read a lot of fiction, but this book was entertaining, had mystery, and also had beautiful descriptions of North Carolina nature. A really a enjoyable read and I highly recommend it!
  2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown — A more typical of the type of books I usually read: non-fiction and with a psychology bent. This short read really made be evaluate how many different projects I have going on, and think about what I *really* want to move forward. I would recommend this to anyone who is feeling out of focus and wants a kick in the pants.
  3. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi — This book is definitely not for everyone! Written with a lot of humor that not all will appreciated, this book is a personal finance primer. I loved diving into it and I used it to get my finances in order in 2019.
  4. The Watchers by Dean Koontz — Around Halloween, I decided it was time for some scary books, and was given this thriller. It was indeed thrilling! Apparently, it was one of Koontz’s favorite books to write, and one of his best sellers. Very entertaining if you are in the mood to be scared and like dogs.
  5. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur — Poetry, y’all! Rupi is a young woman and a poetry star! She tours and preforms her poems which I think is awesome. I picked up her book out of the blue from the bookstore and thoroughly enjoyed it. She writes poetry in a really unique style and she creates simple and beautiful illustrations to accompany the poems. Moving, emotional, and raw at times.

What were your top 5 books of 2019? Share below! I would love to add to my reading list 🙂

Want more behind the scenes from me? Visit my post on end-of-year habits.