8 Must Read Inspirational Books for Summer

August 6, 2018

A little known fact about me is that when I read a book that I'm really enjoying, I read really fast.  I'm talking, like I could finish a good book cover to cover in a day or two if given the time.  It is like I become so immersed in what is on those pages that I just can't wait to get to the end.  I want all the knowledge that those pages can share with me. (On the other hand, if it is a book I can't immediately get into......I will never finish it.)

8 Inspirational Books that will Change Your Life

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The problem with reading so quickly, at least with an inspirational/self-help kind of book, is that a lot of opportunity is missed for actually applying what I'm reading.  So after a few months, I have to then go back to those books and read them again.....this time slowly, taking in each and every well-planned word.  I find that on the second reading, they are still my favorites and I pick up so many more details that were missed the first time around.

This summer, I'm trying to kick back to enjoy as much as I can and spend at least a little time every day reading books that will inspire me.  Many of the books I'm picking up are the ones that I've already read and LOVED and I wanted to share those with you today in the hopes that you too can be inspired by my favorites.

Do you have any favorite books that have inspired you that I should be reading this summer?

Eight inspirational books to read

Cultivate: A Grace Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey

Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear.  Take the Leap.  Live on Purpose by Lara Casey

Grace Not Perfection:  Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily Ley

A Simplified Life:  Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines

Penduka: 21 Ways to Awaken Passion & Purpose in Everyday Life by Joy McMillan

Loving My Actual Life:  An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me by Alexandra Kuykendall


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