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30 Books to Read in 2019

Day 6 of the #JanuaryChallenge is to start a book and this post is here to help!

Why put reading in the challenge?

Reading can be an escape from the world for a little while, or it can teach you something, or help you understand something- some books even do all of the above!

I think reading is a great way to have a break from everything else and just chill out, and with so many great books and e-books around nowadays, there is no better time to start reading.

Last year, one of my resolutions was to read more, and I achieved it by deciding to set aside 30 minutes every day to read and making myself a reading list. I usually spend 30 minutes before bed reading, or I read while I am commuting. And because I have the list, I always have another book ready to go when I finish one.

I didn't manage to finish my reading list last year, because I kept adding to it! But I've managed to put together a list of 30 books that were or are on my current list. These 30 are a mixture of genres, and I haven't included info on them as I would encourage you to give them a go without researching them or opting for your usual choice. I made the list varied and based on recommendations because I had ended up in a rut of reading essentially the same story over and over. Reading a wider variety is much more interesting, and you may find a new style or author that you love!

Without further adieu, here is the list:

  1. A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J Gaines

  2. Am I Ugly? Michelle Elman

  3. Backwards in High Heels Tania Kindeasley

  4. Body Kindness Rebecca Scrithfield

  5. Body Positive Power Megan Crabbe

  6. Body Respect Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor

  7. Brave New World Aldous Huxley

  8. Dietland Sarai Walker

  9. Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

  10. Everything I Know About Love Dolly Alderton

  11. Far From You Tess Sharpe

  12. Fat is a Feminist Issue Orbach

  13. Fates and Furies Lauren Groff

  14. Feel the Fear and Eat it Anyway Laura Dennison & Eve Simmons of Not Plant Based (available for pre-order, releases 17th Jan)

  15. Girls in White Dresses Jennifer Close

  16. I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai

  17. Introducing Mindfulness Tessa Watt

  18. Just Eat it Laura Thomas (available for pre-order, releases 10th Jan)

  19. Landwhale Jes Baker

  20. The Bend in the River V.S. Naipaul

  21. The Body is Not an Apology Sonya Renee Taylor

  22. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Mark Haddon

  23. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood

  24. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

  25. The Lord of the Flies William Golding

  26. The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemmingway

  27. The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

  28. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Reni Eddo-Lodge

  29. Why We Sleep Mathew Walker

  30. You Have the Right to Remain Fat Virgie Tovar

Of course you don't have to read 30 books all in one year- like I said, I'm still working my way through the list- but it is great to have some ideas to get started reading and a list you can tick off!

Have you read any of the books on the list? If not, which one will you read first?

If your favourite book isn't here, share it with me so I can add it to my list!

Happy Reading!

Lots of love,

Little O x

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