My favorite books of 2019 (and some of 2020)

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We all are readers in some way or another. I was taught to read as a little girl. My favorite books were teenage romance novels. The books I read became more interesting or complex as I grew up.

Since then, I would like to say that reading books is a pleasure of mine. I read novels and self-help books. Once in a while, I like to communicate which books appealed to myself and why. So here are the books I loved reading during 2019 and just a preview of the ones I am reading now in 2020.

Atomic Habits

I love reading books about self-help topics like creating good habits. I read them because they motivate me to pursue a goal. Habits are the first steps to achieve greater goals. Atomic Habits by James Clear is a book that teaches you how to build up habits and how to break the bad habits in your life. The simple steps Clear teaches you will make a difference in your life. I realized the steps are so obvious, so how come I did not apply the same basic practices before in my life? You can change your life as simple as reading the book and follow his steps.

 

The Daughter’s Tale

The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa is a novel about a family divided during World War II. I chose this book because I wanted to change my reading from non-fiction to fiction. I usually don’t like reading books or watching movies about war. Conflicts in war make me anxious, so I avoid them. Then I saw Lucas Correa’s book in every bookstore I walked in. It was a good marketing practice; however, that exposure made me pick it. I am grateful I did. Although this book is originally written in Spanish, I went ahead and read it in English. The book is about a torn family, persecuted by the Nazis. The struggle they face, the fast decisions they make, leading up to a chain of consequences that cannot be undone. If you want to entertain yourself and take your mind somewhere else, this book will achieve just that.

The Awakened Family

A book that will change your parenting style. Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a great influencer in today’s psychology. She teaches us how to positively influence our own kids. How to be mindful of their actions and attitudes. She takes away the pressure we all have of trying to be the best mom or dad there is. She teaches us to look ourselves in the mirror and understand the things we might be projecting to our children. Dr. Tsabary is a doctor in psychology and has appeared in many Oprah Winfrey’s shows, as well as other international talks.

Daring Greatly

Another great book by Brené Brown. This book shows us how important it is to recognize that we all are vulnerable. We are not always strong. As soon as we start reading her book, we realize that the moment she teaches us to dare and dare greatly, we can overcome many obstacles. She is a great teacher on how we can be courageous in life. Brené Brown started talking about vulnerability after she did a famous TED talk that changed her life. I truly recommend this book or any of her books.

 

May Cause Miracles

A non-fiction book by Gabrielle Bernstein. This book was the first book I read written by Gabrielle. I would like to call her Gabrielle as if she was a friend. She is a regular person who overcame addictions through positive thinking and changing the way she appreciates the Universe or God. If you have read or known about the Law of Attraction, this book provides a 40-day pathway to love and forgive yourself, love others, and learn to live a life of love. Whether you believe in positive thinking or not, the daily affirmations of forgiving yourself and loving yourself will provide you insights on how you live your life. An eye-opening book.

These books are the books I read during 2019. In 2020, I am currently reading Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein, a new book she has written in 2019. This book aligns with her other books about the power of attracting and positive thinking. The other book on my waitlist is 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain. This book states “The power of unplugging one day a week.” I am eager to read this book since we all need a time of solitude to recharge our lives. I will let you know my thoughts on these books later on in a future post.

My friends, enjoy reading! Grab a book, read it on your phone, tablet, iPad, or listen to it through Audible. Take your mind somewhere else without even leaving your couch.

E-hugs,

Links for books found in Amazon:

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

The Daughter’s Tale: A Novel

The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

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