10 Great Reads (2019 Edition)

Have you read any good books lately? Yesterday (April 23rd) was World Book Day so of course this blog post is dedicated to celebrating the occasion! I fell in love with reading as a kid and, to this day, I can’t get enough of it.

There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a really good story. Or feeling my world expand with new information. It’s honestly one of my greatest joys. And today I’m sharing 10 books that I really enjoyed reading over this past year or so.

Just like last year, I’ve categorized my list based on the general topic or genre of the literature. But all the books do have one thing in common – I didn’t want them to end!

Books gift us with a treasure that never runs out. Each one that we read leaves an everlasting imprint on us.

So here’s my reading list for 2019:

Fiction: This was the genre that really developed my early love of reading. And the books below are two great examples of why. My favorite thing about both of them was the rather unique perspective that their main characters offered.

  1. Mirage – Somaiya Daud
  2. The Storyteller’s Secret – Sejal Badani

Memoir: I only began reading memoirs in the last few years, but this form of writing has become one of my favorites. I enjoyed several this year, but the three I’m sharing here are the books that I loved the most. Each of these authors share some unbelievable experiences and their stories left me both inspired and wishing for more.

  1. Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
  2. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  3. Oh Shift – Nichole Sylvester

Psychology & Self-Awareness: The three books I have listed in this section were some of the most compelling self-development pieces that I’ve read recently. They each cover vastly different topics, but I found myself applying lessons from all of them in my daily life.

  1. The Gift of Fear – Gavin De Becker
  2. Daring to Lead – Brene Brown
  3. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

Spirituality & Wellness: These final two books that I’m sharing are ones that I return to often. And somehow I walk away with fresh insights that relate to my current situation every time. I love the spiritual nature of them both as this tends to be just what I need when I find myself getting swept up in life.

  1. Reclaim Your Heart – Yasmin Mogahed
  2. Women, Food, and God – Geneen Roth

And that brings us to end of the list. I can’t emphasize enough how much I recommend each of these books. They’re all incredible pieces of art and I insist that you check them out!

So what are YOU reading these days? We’d love to see some of your suggestions in a comment below this post or even in an email.

Peace and blessings,

Hanaa

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