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The Books That I Have Read In 2019


Every year I set myself a challenge to read a broad range of books which help me to grow, gain fresh perspectives, challenge my ideals, and gather interesting information and different approaches.


Here are the books that I read in 2019


Firstly if you're looking for some recommendations my top 5 of 2019 are as follows (the rest of my 2019 reads are below):

  1. Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide To The Real World - Marcus Buckingham (click here to see my notes)

  2. When The Body Says No: The Cost Of Hidden Stress - Gabor Mate (click here to see my notes)

  3. The Infinite Game - Simon Sinek (click here to see my notes)

  4. Talking To Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell (click here to see my notes)

  5. Farsighted: How We Make The Decisions That Matter The Most - Steven Johnson (click here to see my notes)

Here's the rest of my 2019 reads (in no particular order)

  • Team Of Teams: New Rules Of Engagement For A Complex World

  • Rebel Ideas: The Power Of Diverse Thinking- Matthew Syed (click here to see my notes)

  • Trillion Dollar Coach - Eric Schmidt

  • Rework - Jason Fried

  • The Impossible Takes Just A Little Bit Longer - Art Berg

  • The Body Keeps Score - Bessel A. Van Der Kolk

  • The Chimp Paradox - Martin Peters

  • Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change And Thrive In Work And Life - Susan David

  • Principles - Ray Dalio

  • The Biology Of Belief - Bryce Lipton (click here to see my notes)

  • The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do And How To Change - Charles Duhigg (click here to see my notes)

  • The Power Of Now - Exckhart Tolle

  • Loonshots: How To Nurture The Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries - Safi Bachall (click here to see my notes)

  • Mentors: How To Help And Be Helped - Russell Brand

  • No Hard Feelings: Emotions At Work And How They Help Us Succeed - Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy

  • Why We Sleep: The New Science Of Sleep And Dreams - Matthew Walker (click here to see my notes)

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy - Sheryl Sandeberg & Adam Grant (click here to see my notes)

  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael Singer

  • Recovery: Russell Brand

  • Awaken the Giant Within - Tony Robbins

  • Joyful: The Surprising Power Of Ordinary Things To Create Extraordinary Happiness - Ingrid Fetell Lee (click here to see my notes)


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