Books You Should Read In The New Year That Will Change Your LifeZUMI

8 Books That Will Change Your Life In 2019

Books you should read in the new year
How many books do you want to read in the new year? 12? 20? 5o, or a 100?

Whatever the number, we’ve got a list of really cool books you should read in 2019. Some are old, some are new, some are hidden gems you just have to keep reading. Read with an open mind and allow these books to change your life in 2019.

1. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

The Alchemist is an absolutely beautiful book about a young man in search of treasure. The book explores the idea of a ‘personal legend’, something that everyone wants to achieve with their life. It is different for everyone and everyone must locate their path to finding their personal legend. You should read this book at least once a year. You’ll thank us later.

2. Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu
books you should read in the new year

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Smart Money Woman was an instant hit since it got to the Nigerian bookshelves a couple of years ago, but it hasn’t slowed down in momentum since then. Smart Money Woman has become the go to Bible of personal finance for many women because of how it deals with serious financial issues in a relatable, frank, and actionable manner.

3. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

Yes, yes, profanity. But Mark Manson does get his point across with his unique style. If you’re tired of running yourself ragged, let 2019 be your year of self care. This book will help you focus your energies in the right direction.

4. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Books you should read in the new year


Understanding love languages are not just important for dealing with a significant other, but are essential for our relationship with everyone. If you’re looking to be a better friend, or to make deep and lasting friendships this year, then this book is right down your aisle.

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5. Investment Clubs: How To Create Wealth Beyond Your Paycheque By Investing With Others by Tomie Balogun

This book is a basic guide for anyone seeking to invest money through a pool of likeminded investors – investment club. Really though, she had us at “how to create wealth beyond your paycheque”. It’s definitely one of the books you should read in the new year.

6. Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Adichie
Books you should read in the new year

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If you’re still unsure about this whole feminist thing, (especially if you plan to raise children) then you should totally read this book. Aunty Chimamanda expresses her opinion in that beautiful voice that is entirely hers. Maybe her well-voiced opinions can help you find yours.

7. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes went through a time in her life when she decide to say yes to every opportunity that came her way. It opened up doors she could not imagine. If you think you’ve been running from opportunity, you should read this book.

8. The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
Books you should read in the new year

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Oldie, but forever a good one. This book talks about all of the basics of personal finance that have been confusing you – saving, investing, insurance, paying off debts etc. It’s written in an engaging style that makes it easy to keep turning the pages.

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