8 Books to Inspire You in 2019

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Words by Emma Tiernan
January 23rd, 2019

Did you resolve to read more this year? Or perhaps start that blog you’ve always talked about or just to make healthier choices in life? Whether you want to curl up and read an inspiring memoir or you’re looking for some insight and tips on healthy eating or all things business, this list offers something for everyone. Each book is sure to leave you feeling inspired with a new outlook, ready for the tasks and challenges ahead in 2019.

An Edited Life by Anna Newton

If you’re looking to get organised in 2019 then this is the book for you. The book focuses on decluttering your wardrobe, organising your home and even your calendar. It gives the reader a realistic guide to getting neat and keeping things that way. The author Anna is known from her widely popular blog, The Anna Edit, where she blogs about everything from fashion to travel.

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From the bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k and Get Your Sh*t Together Knight comes her latest book, You Do You. This book focuses on helping the reader shake off those expectations of how society thinks you should be and encourages you to be who you want to be. From career and finances to relationships and family, lifestyle and health, Sarah Knight rips up the rulebook. If you are looking to shrug off expectations in 2019 then this is the book for you.

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For all the budding entrepreneurs out there looking to amplify their platform on social media, Gary Vaynerchuk is back with a new book that’s bursting with lessons and tips. Within this book, Vaynerchuk draws on his own experiences as an entrepreneur as well as talking to other influencers and entrepreneurs about how they chose to turn away from the corporate road in favour of pursuing their dreams.

Vaynerchuk dissects every single one of the major social media platforms and offers tips and tricks to boost your reach on old favourites to podcasts.

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You won’t get more inspirational than Manal Al-Sharif’s story of how she went from living as a devout woman to unexpectedly becoming the leader of the movement that won women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. Daring to Drive follows Sharif throughout her life, detailing how she ended up leading a movement, promising to be an inspiring and moving read.

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Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies is a collection of essays from a variety of women such as teenage activists and Hollywood actresses. An inspiring and sometimes funny read, this book explores the contradictions and complications that lie at the heart of the feminist movement. The articles aim to “bridge the gap between feminist hashtags and scholarly texts by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about the F word”. Expect to read articles from the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson, Alicia Garza and Tanya Burr.

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Becoming is the memoir of former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. It follows the life of one of America’s most iconic women, who, through her time in the White House, became an advocate for women and girls not only in the US but globally all the while working alongside her husband as he led the country for eight years.

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Hannah is a wellness influencer who has amassed over 500,000 followers on Instagram. Her book, Do What Feels Good, offers an insight into how you can get in touch with your body’s needs, with sections on gut health, nutrition, fitness and skincare. Hannah also shares insights from leading experts in each of those fields so the reader can get a better understanding of their body’s unique chemistry. Readers will gain knowledge on how to fuel their body with the things that feel good and lessen the things that don’t.

Within the pages of Do What Feels Good, you will also find more than 50 healthy recipes. This book is the perfect approach to wellness and a great read to help you lead a more healthy lifestyle in 2019.

This book is all about deconstructing the negative perception of “niceness” that many women struggle with within the business world. We’ve all heard it, ‘If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labelled a bitch’. Within The Myth of the Nice Girl, Hauser offers hard-won advice on how women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. How women can reclaim ‘nice’ and still be seen as strong capable leaders.

The Myth of the Nice Girl is described as a “refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process”.