5 inspirational books to read this summer

Summer is finally here! It’s a great moment to put your phone away for a few days, sit back and enjoy a good book. But what should you read? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with five inspirational books to dive into during your holiday!

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All – Written by Tom and David Kelley, far from being a guide to being creative, the book provides an insight into the creative process of the mind; it invites us to unleash the “creativity that lies within each and every one of us”. According to the authors, if you want to be creative, you have to give yourself the permission to fail, play and experiment. If you enjoy inspiring and thought-provoking books, it’s well worth your time!

Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for you – If you’ve ever asked yourself “What am I doing with my life?” this book is for you! Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise in design to help you create a life that works for you.

“When you remember that you are always playing the infinite game of becoming more and more yourself and designing how to express the amazingness of you into the world, you can’t fail.”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – In this anti self-help book, Mark Manson is inviting us to focus only on what’s truly important and let the rest take care of itself. There are only so many things we care about so we need to figure out which ones really matter. A lot of good advice for those who over-stress themselves.

Open – Andre Agassi: An autobiography – Andre Agassi is an American retired tennis star of the 1990s. His autobiography is a lot more than the story of a celebrity athlete. It’s the story of a confused and honest man in search of himself; a masterpiece when it comes to portraying the complexity of humankind. You will totally relate, even if tennis is not your thing.

“Life will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the kitchen sink. It’s your job to avoid the obstacles. If you let them stop you or distract you, you’re not doing your job, and failing to do your job will cause regrets that paralyze you more than a bad back.”

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World – Tim Ferris, the best-selling author has condensed the stories of the world’s top leaders into 11 questions. From actors to entrepreneurs, teachers to athletes, no matter who you are or which field you’re from, you will find stories that will inspire you. It contains lots of little gems of advice and is assuredly worth a read.

What have you been reading lately? What’s on your book list? Share with us in the comments below!

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