[caption id="attachment_24186" align="aligncenter" width="5482"] This cover image released by Crown Publishing Group shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama, which comes out Nov. 13. (Crown Publishing Group via AP)[/caption]

I have loved books for as long as I can remember. I was the kind of kid who spent hours glued to my favourite novels, who didn't want to come down for dinner or go to sleep because I had to finish a chapter and then got sucked into the next one. Somehow over the years (and probably thanks to social media) I have found less and less time to dive into my books, which makes me kind of sad - so this year I have decided to start getting into the habit of reading again. Not just when I'm on holidays at the beach, but every single day. My aim is to read at least 12 books in 2019 and I already finished one so the odds are looking good so far!

To mark the occasion I thought I would share a few of the books that I have loved recently, as well as my reading list for the year to come. Hope you'll like it!

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

I personally love biographies and true stories, and being a little bit of a design & tech geek myself I really enjoyed reading this. Steve Jobs is kind of a controversial character and I know that many despise him for his mood swings and brutal honesty, but to me he was a visionary, and definitely someone I look up to.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This was my first read in 2019 and it was a real page turner! So inspiring and humbling. I love how the book is about both her story and upbringing and also, her years as a First Lady and little behind the scene stories life at the White House. Ever since I started reading it I've been recommending it to everyone around me!

To Die For by Lucy Siegle

Pretty sure I did already mention this in my article about sustainable fashion, if you're interested in learning more about what happens behind closed doors in the fashion industry this book is for you!

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

This is also a book that I recommend to everyone around me. Such an eye opening read on a crucially important subject, and it is written in a beautiful, philosophical way. Even if you are not vegetarian or vegan I think it is interesting to learn more about our cultural approach to the animals we eat.


2019 reading list

Becoming - Michelle Obama 
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future - Ashlee Vance
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness - Andy Puddicombe
21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari
Dreams from my Father - Barack Obama
Factfulness - Hans Rosling
Enlightenment Now - Steven Pinker
I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai