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.
READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO BE INSTAGRAM FAMOUS – Henry Carroll
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?