4 Inspirational Books to Read Right Now

I’ve been on a major book kick lately.

Ever since I attended The Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley about a month ago, I’ve had this bubbling urge of motivation to read. I mean, worse things to become addicted to, right? Oh, but can I tell you a slightly embarrassing story?

OK, here it goes.

I may or may not have gone on a library binge and requested about 18 books one night. See, I didn’t expect them to all be ready so fast since I was on the wait-list for some, but then I received an email saying 10 were already for pick-up.

Yes, 10 books. At once.

The guy at the counter looked at me like I was crazy as I walked up to check them out. I guess you can say I’ve been taking full advantage of my library card. Go ahead, call me a bookworm. I deserve it after that last sentence. Besides, Derek already labeled me as that anyway.

But hey, after watching hours upon hours of mindless shows on Netflix, and losing more brain cells than I desired, I thought it was about time to switch up how I spend my nights.

And you know what? I can’t tell you how much inspiration I’ve uncovered. You know those kinds of books where you just can’t put them down, you lose track of time, and then a day has passed and somehow you’ve devoured the entire thing? Well, the list I have for you below is filled with those types of books. Each one is packed with inspiration, love, acceptance, and living life to the fullest.

Sounds amazing, right?

So if you’re seeking inspirational page-turners, look no further.

1. Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner

Want to find a way to journey off the beaten path, away from the fast and frenzy? Then READ THIS BOOK! I wrote down so many quotes and couldn’t stop reading. In fact, I was a bit sad when I got to the last page because I knew it was over.


2. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Want to master the habits of your everyday life? Then this book is for you. It’s by the same author as the infamous Happiness Project and takes you step by step in recognizing how to make a change.


3. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Looking to trade in the frantic pace of life for a simpler, more soulful way of living? This is your gateway. More intention. More connection. More love. That’s Shauna’s mantra. This is a phenomenal page-turner, and left my soul feeling both uplifted and restored.


4. In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Filled with so many incredibly inspiring career profiles, this book should be a staple for every woman. The collection of stories focuses on remarkable women who are making waves in the creative community and shaping their industries for the better. From day-to-day challenges to personal triumphs, these stories will provide a sea of inspiration, guaranteed.


What books have caught your attention lately? I’d love to hear, as I’m always looking for additional ones to add to my list.

Happy Reading!

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