10 inspiring books to help you make 2019 your year
One of the greatest joys of January is that you get to set your annual reading goal on Goodreads. Bookstagrammers rejoice! Of course January is also the month of setting New Year’s resolutions and, inevitably, failed New Year’s resolutions. So in case you need some extra inspiration for 2019, consider adding these titles to your “to read” list!
The New Fashion Rules by Victoria Magrath
You might know Victoria Magrath from her massively successful blog Inthefrow or her Instagram account of the same name with over 800,000 followers. Get ready to get to know her all over again as an author! In The New Fashion Rules Magrath recounts how fashion has evolved parallel to the internet, plus she shares her insider knowledge. Grab a copy of her book and let one of the world’s biggest fashion gurus inspire you to find your personal style in 2019.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Her Netflix show is lined up to be a hit so while we wait for the next installment try revisiting Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Her revolutionary KonMari method has helped thousands of people, so why not give your house a declutter and enjoy everything you own?
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
If you are looking to give your career a boost this year then take some inspiration from Sheryl Sandberg. Based on her own experience as Facebook COO, she shares small changes that women can make to really advance their career. This book has become an inspiration to many, so much so that “leaning in” has become a popular term in offices. Want to know what you can do to make the most of your career? Pick up Lean In.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Do we even need to say more? In her eight years as First Lady she has become an icon. If you want to know how she became not only the first lady, an advocate for youth health, but also a Princeton and Harvard graduate with a successful legal career then her memoir is for you. Follow her from childhood as she tells her own story in her own words, with all her successes and failures. What could be more inspiring?
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
If you have been to any bookstore in 2018 you will have seen Sarah Knight’s The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. In case you are wondering, yes this is a parody of Marie Kondo’s book but trust us when we say that this isn’t just a joke book. If you are in need of a clear mind and a good laugh then this is the mental decluttering guide for you.
Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe
Yes, it’s just been Christmas, yes, you probably consumed twice as many calories as you normally do without even thinking of the gym but no, you do not need to fall for this “new year, new you” nonsense. 2019 is the perfect year to say goodbye to diet culture and to learn to love your body the way it is and Megan Jayne Crabbe is the best person to take you on that journey. While you are at it, give her a follow on Instagram – her dancing videos are the best pick me up for a dreary January day.
Are U OK? by Kati Morton
It’s always a good idea to check in with yourself and your own mental health from time to time and Kati Morton’s guide can be your super helpful tool for 2019. In Are U OK? she walks you through common issues and questions and helps you find the help you need. Take good care of yourself this year.
The Skincare Bible by Dr. Anjali Mahto
If you are looking for an overhaul in your beauty routine then you can’t go wrong with Dr. Anjali Mahto’s Skincare Bible. This book will help you look through the advertisements, the buzzwords and the fancy packaging and helps you find products that will actually get you results. Discover a routine that works for you.
BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby
More and more people are opting for a vegan lifestyle or, at the very least, are dabbling in Meatless Mondays. In 2018 one of our favourite vegan channels came out with an actual, real life cookbook: BOSH! Simple and delicious, these recipes will wake up your weekly meal plan.
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Everybody’s favourite playwright, composer, lyricist, singer and actor can now add “writer” to his insane résumé. Gmorning, Gnight! started off on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Twitter page, where he started saying “gmorning” and “gnight” to his followers way back in 2011. Working with Jonny Sun, who illustrated the book, he brought his mini pep talks together in an uplifting little number that is perfect to keep on your nightstand.