This blog is being delayed a bit because of the other blogs that were lined up. Sharing my best books of 2019 with you is a must, isn’t it?
So, it’s better late than never.
I read around 32 books in 2019, certainly the largest number of books I’d ever read.
So, I’ll be recommending 10 best books of 2019 that I’ve read ( not necessarily they’re released in 2019 ) and obviously, as you read in the title I’ll be giving you an effective tip to help you read more in 2020. This tip will also work if you’re starting with your reading regime this year.
I’ve been posting the books I read this year on my Instagram highlights in three different categories or genre – Anthologies, Romance and Self-help, trying to make it creative. Here goes the list in no particular order as such.
1. The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran
What a book! It’s a very small read with some intense illustrations that’ll move you completely. The book is backed by religious inspirations covering every aspect of human existence. I was amused by the poetic definitions about love, marriage, children, living, houses, clothes, you name it and the author as covered it for you in this literary masterpiece.
A must read and it’s worth owning it. Grab it from here.
2. Rich Dad Poor Dad: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Sadly, our education is not that advanced and thoughtful to inculcate finance education in the syllabus. Sharon L. Lechter, the co-author of this book believes that traditional schooling is not enough. We all need to understand money and how it works. And that’s exactly what this book teaches – it teaches us what the rich teach their kids about money, that the poor and middle class do not!
I absolutely am proud of myself to have picked this book in 2019.
Understanding money wouldn’t have been this easy. I think every one of you must read and possess this book.
3. The 5 am Club: Robin Sharma
This book was released in 2019 and I think it’s by far the best book by Robin Sharma. Though I’m not waking up at 5 am I follow what is preached in the book. The 5 am Club is not just about waking up early, it’s a complete guide to a skilled and productive living.
If you don’t want to read the book ( as it a fat one ) you can simply read another blog of mine. I’ve summarized the 5 am club in minimum words possible. Click here to read.
4. I think I’m In Love: Devanshi Sharma
Beautiful fiction story it is! I was completely into this book and loved the details. What hooked me most was the protagonist is a fashion blogger who’s up by dawn to work on her blog. The author of this book is a 23-year-old bubbly girl who’s about to publish her 6th book in a couple of days.
Do I need to explain more? Her courageous journey says it all. Go grab her book and enjoy the Metro ride with Meera and Ishaan. It’s only at Rs.49 right now.
5. The Room On The Roof: Ruskin Bond
This is a story of a 16-year old who literally dwells on the roof. Ruskin Bond is the most adorable author and this one is his first novel written at the age of 12. It’s a simple and soothing narrative. The author is a natural at building up curiosity.
You must not miss this. Read and experience the beauty of Dehradun.
6. Eleven Commandments of Life Maximization: Santosh Nair
Let me admit that this is the best book I’ve read to date. I’ve already followed a few commandments from this book but didn’t know they were termed as they’re in the book. For instance, I’ve rowed the boat in the middle of the sea – this is the 3rd commandment. I highly recommend this book to each one of you who aspire to live to inspire others.
I’ve written a detailed review in the Maharashtra Times of this book. Do read. Buy the book and have it in your bookshelf for the rest of your life.
Investing in books is the best decision you can make in 2020.
7. You Are The Best Wife: Ajay Pandey
It’s a poignant real-life story! The writing is quite simple but it’s evident that the author has printed his heart on papers. It’s about how we should not take our loved ones for granted as life is unpredictable.
8. Tuesday With Morrie: Mitch Albom
Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live – this is the core idea of the book. It is heartwarming, engrossing and a moving narrative. The book was written to raise funds for the treatment of the one who’s dying. And it has ended up inspiring millions to date.
9. Man’s search for meaning: Viktor E Frankl
This one has inspired many but I’ve read it only this year. I’ve always told you about this book in my blogs. Once you know the purpose of your life, you’ll automatically know how to adhere to it.
I highly recommend this one. Have a copy of yours.
10. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Robin Sharma
Well, I know I’m quite late to read this one. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this narrative. Yes, it’s a narrative despite being a self-help book. Robin Sharma is a great motivator as well as a brilliant storyteller.
Now it’s time for the bonus tip. I know in this world full of easy content such as Netflix, reading books feels like a task for some of you. Many of you say that you fall asleep when you hold a book in your hands.
But at the same time, you also wish to read. So this tip is for you.
Start reading short stories that are published on the Kindle app. This will boost your interest in books and help you read more than ever.
You can read :
The Frogs by Preeti Shenoy
10 Ways To Begin Your Days by Steve Chandler
Too Many Questions by Sudha Murthy
Mrs.Rao by Shraddha Rane ( Oh that’s me 😉 )
The idea behind this is, you’ll read more books and get the confidence that you too can read. And the best thing is they are all under 50 bucks. If you take the free subscription of Kindle unlimited you’ll get to read all of these books for free on the Kindle app. Just download the app in your mobile phone, buy it with one-click and start reading.
Practice this art of reading. It helps.
Also, tell me which of the above books have you read and how did you like them. Some of the book links are affiliate links. Use them to buy the books, it won’t cost you an extra penny but will earn me a small commission that’ll help me maintain this blog.
All the best for your reading regime :).
See you tomorrow with another blog. And this was the 17th post of Blog Marathon.
P.S. My this year’s GoodReads challenge is reading 100 books.