My list will probably take me far longer than just the summer months to get through, but I’m excited to dig in and I hope you will take a couple from my lists for your own reading pleasure.
Here are a few of my go-to recommendations for you to check out:
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Looking at the difference between “growth” and ‘fixed” mindsets and how to train yourself to think in terms of the growth mindset.
Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The author makes a final visit to see his college professor while they discuss lessons about life.
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Learning to trust your own intuition and gut instincts and channel that to work in your favor.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Learning to accept your imperfections as strengths and use that to connect with others around you.
Love's Executioner by Irvin Yalom
A renowned psychotherapist sharing his stories of therapy with unyielding honesty that get to the heart of his own flaws and the depths of therapy (and life) itself.
The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Lessons in working smarter not harder and crafting the (work)life you have always wanted.
Here are a few from my current summer reading list:
Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
"Man’s Search For Meaning details holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl’s horrifying experiences in Nazi concentration camps, along with his psychological approach of logotherapy, which is also what helped him survive and shows you how you can – and must – find meaning in your life.” (As cited by Goeke, 2017).
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
"The key to living a good life is not giving a f*ck about more things, but rather, giving a f*ck only about the things that align with your personal values.” (As cited by Clear, 2017).
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
"Lean In digs deep into gender inequality and why women are still underrepresented as a valuable part of our global workforce, showing how they unintentionally hold themselves back, as well as outlining ways for us to enable and support them, including how you as a woman can take the lead and hold the flag of women in work high.” (As cited by Goeke, 2017).
Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy Wilson
"We do not realize how much the non-conscious mind impacts our behavior and personality. In many cases, the non-conscious mind influences our behavior more than our conscious thoughts do and the two minds will often conflict with one another, which can make it difficult to keep our desires and our actions in alignment. The first step to bringing our non-conscious inclinations into alignment with our conscious desires is to act more like the person we want to be.” (As cited by Clear, 2017).
This Is Water by David Foster Wallace
"Learning “how to think” really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It can be easy to spend our entire lives accepting our natural default ways of thinking rather than choosing to look differently at life. The only thing that is capital-T True is that you get to decide how you’re going to try to see life and how you construct meaning from experience.” (As cited by Clear, 2017).
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
"Letting go of what we know is hard, but essential for growth and improvement. The quicker you let go of old things, the sooner you can learn new skills and create a better future. When you change what you believe, you can change what you do.” (As cited by Clear, 2017).
What are some of your go-to recommendations or favorite books that have inspired you? Leave a comment below so I can add them to my list!
Clear, J. (2017). Book Summaries. Retrieved from http://jamesclear.com/book-summaries/
Goeke, N. (2017). Four Minute Books. Retrieved from http://fourminutebooks.com