Happy New Year! (sorry im two days late lmaoo) If you’re reading this, I hope your new year is filled with blessings upon blessings.

Seeing as it’s the start of a new year, I wanted to share with you/ recommend the top 5 books that I read in 2018 that should be added to your 2019 reading list ASAPPP!!!

*These are in no particular order btw*

Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer

‘This book is a course in manifesting and creating abundance in your life
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Abundance is your natural state. As you use the information in this book, you will learn how to let money flow readily into your life while you are doing what you love. These easy-to-learn techniques, positive affirmations, and exercises will help you create rapid changes in your life. You do not have to work hard to have abundance. You can learn to work with energy to easily create what you want.’

This was the first ‘self-help’ book that I have ever read and it really helped change my perspective on a lot of things in my life. The book is a step by step guide that talks about manifesting and creating abundance. It goes into detail about how to manifest, how our thoughts and emotions play apart in the manifesting process, how to meditate, working with energy etc, however everything is explained in a straightforward way and isn’t overly complicated. There are a variety of affirmations throughout the book and it also gives you meditation exercises to do after each chapter. Despite the title of the book, the skills and techniques that you learn in this book can be applied to anything in your life that you are trying to manifest, attract or achieve and I would highly recommend to everyone.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

‘In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it now. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use ‘The Force’ to kick some serious ass’

You are a badass was a great read. I like how informal the book was, it was really easy to read and I like how the author got straight to the point, provided you with the information that you needed without waffling. And it was funny too. I would recommend this to everyone, especially those who are just starting out within the ‘self-help’ genre.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

‘In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best’

The four agreements is an amazing book that goes into detail about the four “life hacks” that you should master in order to transform your life for the better. This book was so short and so simple yet so powerful and it really helped shift my mindset; the four agreements is something I’m trying to live by. I highly, highly recommend this book to everyone.

A Psalm For Us by Reyna Biddy

‘A Psalm for Us is Reyna “Biddy” Mays’s soulful collection of prose, self-affirmations, spoken word poems, and short stories exploring questions of faith and self.’

This book was my favourite collection of poetry and one of my favourite books overall that I’ve read this year. It talks about self-love, self-growth and self-discovery whilst touching on religion/spirituality. I found the topics so relatable and  I loved the writing style and how the book was made up of a combination of poems, prose and spoken word. I would highly recommend.

p.s. I would also recommend her first collection of poetry ‘i love my love’

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
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Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

This book was another one of my favourites of this year. I loved the message that this book gave, it is very relatable to situations in our current day, I loved the characters in this and I loved how even though the topic of this story was quite a heavy one, there were still moments of laughter and joy. I LOVED the references to Tupac and the explanation of T.H.U.G L.I.F.E.

You can find my full review of this book here

Sidenote: The book was way better than the movie so please read the book before watching the movie 🙂

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