Eight Great Reads for 2019

In studies of the highest performing individuals and self-made millionaires, it’s overwhelmingly clear that they all have one thing in common - they read! Reading has been a lifelong love for us, and even as we’ve become busier with families, work and responsibilities, we always make time to sneak in a book (even if it’s an audio version - yes, that counts!). Although these high performing individuals are reading primarily nonfiction (also our favorite!) we’re giving you our top picks for fiction and nonfiction reads that you’ll want to grab this year:

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The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Although we have some incredibly lofty goals in 2019, we also have plans to do more resting, relaxing and self care. That’s exactly what hygge is all about! It’s the feeling of cozy, charming and special moments when you can curl up by the fire with your fuzzy socks, a warm blanket and a good book. This book is a great little intro to the practice, and an easy read. We read it in one day!

“Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.”

- Rachel Hollis, Girl, Stop Apologizing

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Admittedly, we did not get advanced reader copies of Rachel’s newest book so, spoiler alert, we haven’t read this book yet! But it’s the highly anticipated follow up to Rachel’s 2018 bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face, and we are all here for it! We’ve already placed our preorder and we’ll be anxiously sitting by the door in March when this little blue book arrives. Be sure to preorder yours now at the link above!


Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Our day to day lives can become overwhelming to say the least. Eat right, exercise, drink enough water, be a good leader at work, an attentive wife at home and a playful mother to the toddler that wants you to watch all the things. But sometimes we need to laugh, and that’s exactly what Amy Poehler delivers in this book. It’s an oldie, but a goodie!


Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

We’ve seen this little gem show up on many recommended reading lists, and we have to say, we highly recommend it! This suspenseful love story has so many twists and turns, and we were genuinely surprised by the ending. It’s quickly made its way to our list of fictional favorites, and we hope to see more from this author in the coming years. 


“Flip your script, so you won’t flop as a boss.”

- William Gentry, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For by William Gentry

This book came recommended by the ever-amazing Brene Brown, and it did not disappoint. If you’ve recently taken on a leadership role at your office, or even if you’re leading a small group, PTA or volunteer group, this is the book for you. The author outlines some great tools and tactics for succeeding as a new leader and becoming the boss that everyone wants to work for. 


Troublemaker by Leah Remini

Who doesn’t have a strange fascination with Scientology? This book was SO good! It was one of those that you couldn’t put down because with every page the concepts just seemed more and more outlandish, and yet, it’s all true! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up this book, don’t push it down your list. It’s a suspenseful, intriguing must read!


“No matter how small you start, start something that matters.”

- Brendon Burchard

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard is one of the most highly respected individuals in the personal growth space. He has trained some of the most influential people in the world on how to harness their gifts and use their skills. This book is jam packed with information on how to be your best self and become a high performing individual.


The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Lastly, we come back around to a nonfiction read that was juicy, suspenseful and just an overall great read about a man caught between two women with different agendas. If you want to escape into a world totally outside your own, this is a great book to take you there. We listened to this one on audio, and it was so worth the listen!

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