• Sabrina

Top Books of 2019

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

If you read as much as I do, you know how annoying it is to start a book that becomes painful half-way through. As a self-help junkie, sometimes I start books that I know right away are going to be a dud, and other times there are little cues throughout that I try to ignore in case there are gold nuggets. What's great is when a book starts, continues, and ends as gold. Those books are far and few between.

I read a lot of personal development books in 2019. I'd love to save you the time of reading through the duds and suggest the books that I loved.

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Loving What Is by Bryron Katie

Lunar Abundance by Ezzie Spencer

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Although my first impulse is to reach for the nearest self-help book, fiction books allow me to take a trip into a different reality. The handful of fiction that I read in 2019 was good (for the most part) and reiterated the joy that I receive from a well-written fiction. Here are some that I enjoyed in 2019:


*Educated by Tara Westover (technically non-fiction, but didn't fit in the 'self-help' category above AND the story was so enthralling, it read like fiction to me)

Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

City of Girls by Elizabeth Glibert

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My 2020 reading goal is to read more fiction. I am excited to read for leisure and enjoyment, rather than to learn and absorb. has been a fun way to keep track of what I read and connect with other readers. Feel free to follow me on Goodreads to keep up with what I'm reading!

Curious about my top personal development books of all time?

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