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My final reading list for 2019 - 103 books

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

2019 was a year of reading, for me. I loved books as a child and young adult, but found that motherhood had stopped my daily practise of reading so it's a delight to get back to it.

As a Marketing Consultant and business owner myself, I do tend to find myself reading a lot of social science books, but I also love political books and books on what it is to be a woman.

I have written before about how I decided to take up an Instagram challenge '52 books in 52 weeks' and my efforts in 2018 - I managed 25 then. So fast forward to January 2019 and I decided to try again.

I wrote another piece earlier in 2019 How to read more books and this is the next part in that story.

So here are books 53-103 if you are looking for any reading inspiration for 2020

53. What's Your Excuse for not succeeding as an Artist - Deborah Henry-Pollard

54. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

55. Dad You Suck - Tim Dowling

56. How to Be a Woman - Caitlin Moran

57. The Wrong Knickers - Bryony Gordon

58. TED Talks - Chris Anderson

59. Thrive - Arianna Huffington

60. The Assshole Survival Guide - Robert Sutton

61. The Icarus Deception - Seth Godin

62. His Day is Done - Maya Angelou

63. Bergerac's Jersey - John Nettles

64. Small Fry - Lauren Brenan-Jobs

65. Work Like a Woman -Mary Portas

66. You Tubers - Chris Stokel-Walker

67. Man Up - Rebecca Asher

68. Poke the Box - Seth Godin

69. Making it all work - David Allen

70. The Lady and the Van - Alan Bennett

71. Ordinary People - Sally Rooney

72. Mad Girl - Bryony Gordon

73. Parenting the sh*t out of life - Anna and Matt Whitehouse

74. Union Stories - Zadie Smith

75. This is Marketing - Seth Godin

76. Corbyn - Richard Seymour

77. Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

78. Antisemitism - Deborah Lipstadt

79. The Age of Survelliance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff

80. The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell

81. Atomic Habits - James Clear

82. The Cockroach - Ian McEwan

83. Birthday Girl - Haruiki Murakami

84. Make your bed - William H McRaven

85. The Joy of Work - Bruce Daisley

86. The Audacity of Hope - Barak Obama

87. The Communist Manifesto -Karl Marx

88. Farewell Speeches - Barak and Michelle Obama

89. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls - Elena Favilli

90. How to See - Thich Nhat Hanah

91. The Algebra of Happiness - Scott Galloway

92. My Life, Our Times - Gordon Brown

93. The Power of Social Intelligence - Tony Buzan

94. Speak Truth to Power - Jess Phillips MP

95. The Secret Life of Cows - Rosamund Young

96. The Influence - Robert B. Cialdini

97. 168 Hours - Laura Vanderkam

98. Rising Strong - Brene Brown

99. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo

100. Outer Order, Inner Calm - Gretchen Rueben

101. To my sons - Bear Grylls

102. Brain Hack - Neil Pavitt

103. The One Thing - Gary Keller

Audio Books

In 2019 I listened to some audio books as well, which I mainly do in the car

1. My thoughts Exactly- Lily Allen

2. Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche

3. The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie

4. The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton

5. The President is Missing - Bill Clinton and James Patterson

6. A Journey - Tony Blair

7. Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport

8. The Secrets of NOWISM: How to Thrive in An Age of Opportunities - Dr. Max Mckeown

9. Everything I know about Love - Dolly Alderton

10. Grit- Angela Drucker

11. The 4 hour workweek - Tim Ferris

12. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

13. Dare Not Linger - Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

14.New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans

15. Moments of Lift - Melinda Gates

16. Being Brilliant - Andy Copeland and Andy Whittaker

So there we have it that was my 2019 in books and audio books.

If you would like me to tell you more about any of these books or recommend a few based on a theme let me know!

Thanks for reading


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