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The 9 Most Inspirational Books Read in 2019

It’s that time of the year again – when I talk all about the books that inspired me the most last year! 

But first, an overview of the year: in 2019, I read 41 books in various genres, including spirituality, inspirational, wellness, business, historical non-fiction, self-help, memoir, and fantasy. I read books on paperback, on kindle, and listened to others on audiobook.

This year we are going to talk about the 9 most inspirational books I read in 2019 in three categories, including: inspirational, spiritual, and business reads.

As always, these books are in no particular order – they have all assisted me in their own way. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do… but I only recommend what I actually love myself! 10% of all proceeds on the website are donated to eco-conscious charities to promote a healthy Mother Earth. Thank you for your support, sweet friend!

The 9 Most Inspirational Books Read in 2019

Inspirational Reads:

(1) The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection is another excellent read from Brene Brown! The book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution; it’s about embracing your imperfections and being the person you truly are despite what other people think. The book is an excellent aid in assisting you in pinpointing the areas of your life where you may have blocks from allowing yourself to live wholeheartedly. By recognizing these areas, you can choose to work on healing them, so you can begin to live and love wholeheartedly in life. I found her studies on this topic to be a fascinating read. 

(2) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks focuses on two storylines at the same time – on one side of the coin, the life of Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells, and on the other, the story of her daughter, Debra, and her quest for answers about her mother, Henrietta.

The book is a valuable read not only for the scientific community but to the general population as well. Throughout the book, you learn about the complexity behind cell and tissue culture, and of the importance of this research for medicine and our health as a collective. Unfortunately, clear regulations and procedures haven’t always been set into place when it comes to body tissue and samples, and due to this, various controversial issues have been raised over the years – many of which you learn about in this book. I enjoyed listening to this book on audiobook. 

Spiritual Reads:

(3) The Lost Lands by Lucy Cavendish

The Lost Lands is an invitation to join Canvedish on a spiritual journey, through space and time, to the lost powerful lands of Lemuria, Atlantis and Avalon, where you will find some of the secrets and magic that they each contain. The book begins with a quiz that will assist you in determining which land you are resonating with most at this time. 

The book was a catalyst for a deep remembering within myself. Various past-lives, I’ve seen in the past, became more apparent and more profound while reading through it. While reading this book, I recommend that you check out these two music tracks – Timeless Prayer and Lemurian Home Coming by Anders Holte; I find that the tracks help set the mood for the book. 

(4) You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

If you are searching for a book on how to work with positive affirmations, look no further! You Can Heal Your Life is a great starting point to assist you in identifying the limiting beliefs that are present in your life — and in showing you how to change your thoughts by using positive affirmations to improve the quality of your life. While reading this book, I found areas in my life that needed more love, and thanks to this book, I was able to start the healing process. 

RELATED: The Power of Positive Affirmations

(5) Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Emoto’s research on water, and more specifically on ice crystal formations, shows us how our thoughts, words, and feelings all affect water and how quickly water responds to them. His findings are crucial because we – as human beings – are composed of around 70% water; as such, anytime we think, speak, and feel we affect our bodies, and in turn, our health, and the health of the planet (which is interestingly also made up of about 70% of water).

(6) Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson

Mary Magdalene Revealed opens up a door to the divine feminine by revealing the lost teachings of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. The book shines a light on the truth that humanity has forgotten for millennia – that we have everything we ever need within ourselves. At the heart of Mary’s gospel is that our true purpose is to be a “true human being” – that we remember that we are both a physical and spiritual being. The book reads like a memoir of Watterson’s pilgrimage to the divine feminine; she is open and vulnerable with the reader and has a poetic way of writing and weaving words together. 

Business Reads:

(7) Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Chillpreneur is bursting at its seams with business inspiration for the heart-centred entrepreneur. The book is full of exercises, practical advice, and real-life stories to inspire you to make your dreams a reality. The approach of the Chillpreneur is one of finding the path of least resistance to reach your business goals. It’s about giving yourself permission to be imperfect, and getting yourself out there as you are. This book inspired me in my sacred business in so many ways. 

(8) You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money provides the reader with the tools to learn the mindset necessary to increase the abundance in your life. The book is helpful when it comes to pushing through fears and limiting beliefs, and creating the life that you want to live. The text is full of inspiration and tips to recognize and begin healing the money blocks present in your life. Sincero shares her own story of her transformation from a life of lack to a life of abundance. 

(9) An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Though this book is more of a memoir on Hadfield’s career from pilot to an astronaut – I found various lessons to be inspirational for the entrepreneurial journey. The book contains inspiration on pursuing your dreams, attention to detail, and doing the “impossible.” The book not only focuses on his experiences in space but on the lessons he’s learned about life on earth. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth was a fascinating read. 

RELATED: The Business Realm

Bonus – Fiction Reads:

(10) Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe is well known for her role in turning Odysseus’s men into pigs when they come to her island in The Odyssey, but other than a few mentions of her in Greek Mythology, we didn’t know much about her – that is until Miller wrote this wonderful new tale about Circe. Who is Circe? Circe is a lesser god; she is the daughter of the god Helios and was born without powers. To the Gods, power is everything, so Circe was seen as a lesser nymph – and was treated as such. But rather than go along with what others saw her as, Circe creates her own path by learning witchcraft. 

In this book, we see Circe – who longs for acceptance and love from those around her – transform into a powerful witch who learns to love and accept herself. Circe is an imperfect being with weaknesses and flaws, and like any human, she has a capacity for change. If you enjoy Greek Mythology, this book may be for you! 


Resources for your book journey:

  • Favourites: The Book Realm – Inside you will find the books that have inspired and transformed my life. You will also find some of my favourite book things!
  • Blog Post: The Best Dream Dictionary – The world of dreams has always held a special place in my heart. The search for a good dream dictionary began at a young age. Whenever I stumbled upon a new dream dictionary, I had to have it. Inside this post, I talk about the best dream dictionary, and my favourite dream resource.
  • Blog Post: The Top 7 Books I Read in 2018: Inside this post you will find 7 more highly recommended books that inspired me the most in 2018.
  • CommunityThe Conscious Living Circle – The Conscious Living Circle brings together people on a spiritual journey to inspire and support each other as we learn to live our lives more consciously. It’s free to join, and our online community is off of social media. 
  • NewsletterSara’s Newsletter – Get Sara’s newsletter for even more inspiration, updates, and offers.

I hope these books inspire you as they inspired me.

Happy Reading!

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