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  • Writer's pictureFaiza Yousuf

The best books I read in 2019

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Reading is my safe space and nothing can replace the feeling of flow when you are lost in an insightful book. Usually, I have a reading goal of 50 books a year but this year, I decided to take it slow and commit to reading 30 books only. My focus was on nonfunction and the idea was to pick as many different topics as possible but it turns out, feminism was the topic I read the most about and it helped me with a few answers and a whole lot of new questions about gender inequality and the way our world works.

So here is my unordered list of the best books I read in 2019.

  1. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

  2. The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are by Alicia Menendez

  3. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Pérez

  4. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

  5. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

  6. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  7. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

  8. Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World by Rutger Bregman

  9. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  10. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

  11. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit.

  12. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Have you read any of the above? Which one was your favorite? Find me on Twitter and let’s talk!



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