The Best Books To Read In 2019

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Written By: Lauryn Paiva

Now that we’re all coming down from our Marie Kondo “tidying up” high and our physical spaces are organized, let’s talk about how we want to work on ourselves in 2019. If your New Year’s resolutions didn’t pan out quite like you wanted them to in January, just remember it’s never too late in the year to jump start your personal growth goals.

Whether you’re looking to finally get right with your money, up your productivity game at the office, or find some balance when it comes to your emotional or physical health, trust that there’s a book to help you do it. And if you aren’t into paperbacks these days, all of these books are also available for purchase on Audiobooks!


Financial

You Are a Badass at Making Money

If you like your savings with a side of sass, You Are a Badass at Making Money will help you figure out what it means to be financially successful (and help you get over the money obstacles on the way to getting there).

Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's

Money Diaries gives you both an insight into the spending and saving habits of women across the country plus money challenges to help you take control of your money, STAT.


The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store

If you need to, well, do less (especially when it comes to impulse buying), The Year of Less will put you on the road to under consumption. We think Marie Kondo would approve.


Productivity

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Using fascinating narratives to illustrate how habits shape our lives, The Power of Habit is a read that you won’t be able to put down (and will impart wisdom you can’t wait to apply to your own life).


When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

This book draws on the sciences of psychology, economics, and biology to help you figure out patterns that can help you thrive at work and at life.


Relaxation


Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life

Whatever’s stressing you out won’t seem so overwhelming once you learn to accept what’s outside of your control (and how to deal with it).



Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Learn to recognize the misconceptions that make us think we’re not living our best life. Girl Wash Your Face exposes the (pretty pervasive) untruths that often leave us feeling “less than” and helps put us on a better path to personal fulfillment.


Body

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

If there’s one thing we could all use, it’s probably more sleep. A good night’s rest is so crucial to our overall wellbeing, but we constantly do things to jeopardize a good REM cycle (looking at you, late-in-the-day coffees and Thursday night happy hours). Why We Sleep answers some of the most important questions about sleep that we never even knew we had.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Get ready to turn everything you think you know about cooking on its head. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat revolves the elements of flavor that determine what makes a meal delicious. This new cookbook must-have will have you making better decisions when it comes to food and have you feeling more confident in the kitchen.