Read On, Reader.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, and thus have a pile of books that I am reading, want to read and need to read when they come out. Here’s what’s on my list this month.

For the business side:

Since recently starting on the path to (graphic designer) freelance, I have been reading up on a lot of books for business. The first one I ever got when I was thinking about making the jump was, naturally, “Creative Inc.” by Meg Ilasco and Joy Cho. It’s my bible. Highly, highly recommend it to anyone starting out or veteran, there’s stuff in there for everyone.

The next one I want to read, but have not yet is “Design is a Job” by Mike Monteiro. Anyone read it yet? Let me know what you think.

And “Start Something That Matters” by the founder of Toms shoes Blake Mycoskie. What an inspirational story for business.

And of course, we can’t forget summer reading lists are coming out. I mean who doesn’t need a good book for the beach. And since I live at the beach, literally, I have quite the pile starting.

My book club just finished reading “The Fault in our Stars” by John Greene this month. What a great inspirational story about a girl falling in love while being sick with cancer. A tear-jerker in the end, but worth every tear. A definitely must read this year, great for the beach. It’s one of the fastest reads I have read in a while. I went through easy-breezy in a week, though some of the girls in book club said one day and they were done. It’s that great.

“Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion”, while not a light read, it supposed to help with the ego and open us up to the universe and our spiritual being. We all need to work on ourselves, all the time.

And after digesting all those books, light and not so, here’s one you can really consume this summer. Mrs. Lilien is one of my favorite lifestyle blogs around. And it’s only fitting that she came out with her first book, a “Cocktail Swatchbook” with delightful cocktails to flip through and make. It’s not out until the end of May, but worth adding to the list. I know it’s on mine.

What’s on your summer reading list? Recommendations?

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