One of my many resolutions for 2018 was to read a book every single month. This might not seem to be a lot for most people, but I am actually quite lazy when it comes to reading. Don't get me wrong, when I finally read a book I totally love it but starting is a whole different thing for me. I always feel I have something more important to do than to sit down and take an hour out of my day. 
Setting this challenge for myself has been very interesting. I have to admit, I haven't read a heavy and lengthy book every single month but I managed to finish some kind of book, be it poetry or fiction, every thirty days so far. YAY! 

I soon realized that the type of book I love to read the most is lifestyle based. So today I want to share with you my favorite lifestyle related reads.

How not to die - Dr. Michael Greger
This is a bit of a cheat. I have actually read this book last year and read it again this year. It's one of those books which makes you think about yourself and your lifestyle, even months after you have finished it. Honestly, if you are into nutrition and you want a very unbiased and neutral outlook on societies current diet you should absolutely read this one. And don't worry, this is not one of those typical books that try to guilt you into eating a plant-based diet. It is full of facts and studies which are presented in a very non-judgemental way and you can simply make up your mind yourself. 

The universe has your back - Gabrielle Bernstein
This is a great one if you want to start looking into the power of positive thinking and what the universe has to do with it. I liked it much better than 'the secret'. But I have to say that I take a lot of these things with a grain of salt. You should definitely be open-minded while reading it. But make up your own mind and see for yourself what you want to implement in your life and what seems to be too far-fetched to you. 

The anxiety solution - Chloe Brotheridge
Anxiety is something I don't talk too much about on here but I have actually struggled with it for years now. I have recently stopped my medication for it and this book has helped me a lot. If you struggle with anxiety yourself, or if you know someone who does, this is a must-read. 

Lean in: women, work and the will to lead - Sheryl Sandberg
This is the perfect book for anyone who is about to finish their education and will transition into the working world. Honestly,  this has been so motivating and insightful to me. 

You are a badass - Jen Sincero
I am finishing this post off with a book that is for everyone. The other books might have been quite specific but this one is all in all motivating, funny and just leaves you feeling so positive and badass. It made me laugh and think at the same time. If you only want to read one of these I highly recommend you to read 'you are a badass'. 

Do you have any lifestyle related book recommendations for me?
x Lisa