5 Inspiring Reads For 2018

Career and business books
One of my resolutions every year always seems to be to read more; I have to make a conscious effort to sit down and spend some time to myself, just reading, and somehow find the time for it. I like to learn a little something from what I read, or at least feel like I’ve taken something away from it, so I’ve rounded up 5 of the best inspiring books both bloggers and business owners can learn from.
GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER – Sarah Knight
Alright, okay, I know I said this is for bloggers and businesses, but basically everyone can learn from this book. Constantly find yourself with a never ending to-do list and no time to do it? Wondering why you’ve never been promoted or got a pay rise? You need this book. With a clever “Chipmunk”, analogy (you’re either an Alvin, Simon, or Theodore, although personally I feel I’m an Alvin-Theodore hybrid), this book will help you through anything holding you back in life.
I was in two minds whether to get this, because frankly I don’t want to be “instagram famous” – grow my following though, sure. This has a lot of tips, all complete with case studies, ideas for photographing styles, and a lot of stats to help you try and grow your account. Something we all need to try and beat the algorithm, right?
WOMEN AND POWER – Mary Beard
Whilst this manifesto of women throughout history who have been silenced and demonised isn’t traditionally a business book, personally I found it so inspiring and thought provoking to hear Beard’s thoughts on how, whilst things have progressed for women over the last 100 years, there’s still work to be done. Read it.
I haven’t read this one in a while, but if you want an inspiring read about how ambition can take you where you want to go, this is it. It’s a quick and easy read that leaves me full of positivity. 
THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS – Rupi Kaur
This is a bit of the odd one out from the list, but it’s such an inspiring read. This is Rupi Kaur’s second collection of poetry, following a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. Everyone needs something from Kaur on their bookshelves.
Do you have an inspiring read to recommend?

11 Comments

  1. January 6, 2018 / 8:32 am

    i asked for the sun and her flowers for christmas and have been reading a few a day since. such a beautiful book filled with so much wisdom and importance! i'd definitely recommend it to all, as well as milk & honey.

    oooh some new little babes on this list to add to my own reading list for 2018, i am ALL about inspiring reads this year!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • January 8, 2018 / 11:33 am

      Glad you found it helpful! I'll be picking up milk & honey too x

  2. January 6, 2018 / 8:36 am

    I have wanted to buy the Sarah Kinght books for a little while. I literally just decided to get a couple after reading your post, if anybody needs to get their 'shit' together, it is me! Hope you're having a great start to the New Year xx

    • January 8, 2018 / 11:57 am

      Haha, awh bless you! Hope you find it helpful x

  3. January 6, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Oh all of these sound so good, I'll be adding a few of them to my reading list! I loved Milk and Honey. I'm not sure why I haven't got around to reading The Sun and Her Flowers yet, I'm going to have to pick up a copy soon! πŸ™‚ x

    http://www.chloeharriets.com/

    • January 8, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Glad you found it helpful, and hope you enjoy whichever of them you read!

  4. January 6, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I had heard of most of these and they have long been on my wish list, but women and power sounds so great and I've added that one too πŸ™‚

    Sarah
    Sarahaurorax.wordpress.com

  5. January 9, 2018 / 4:05 am

    I LOVE Rupi Kaur – so beauitful and simple. I have so many books I want to read this year!

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