As the summer season quickly approaches, curling up poolside with a good book may might be the best way to embrace the warm weather. Whether your book list is never ending or currently blank, here at Exhibit A we’ve curated our top six books that will improve your life, and inspire your summer.
FOR THE SELF IMPROVEMENT OBSESSED GOAL SETTER
If you’re looking for ways to create and achieve more goals, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear is perfect for you! Focused on practical solutions for forming better habits in your life, Clear describes how to change your life in ways that are easy to understand and implement. Clear shares discoveries from a lifetime of study on how to form helpful habits and the secret to sustaining them.
FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A POWERFUL MEMOIR
If you’re searching for an inspirational memoir that will provide inspiration, breakthroughs and change the way you view the world, Untamed by Glennon Doyle has all of the above! Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love said, “Untamed will liberate women - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.” In the book, Doyle describes the process of becoming “untamed” and healing from societal expectations and addiction. As Doyle discusses the discoveries from her own life, she encourages women to create the most authentic life possible for themselves.
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE A COMICAL BLEND BETWEEN SELF HELP AND MEMOIR
Written by comedian and playwright Tara Schuster, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who's Been There is an engrossing novel that is laugh- out- loud funny yet genuine and reassuring. Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Give and Take, put it best when he wrote, “This isn’t just a memoir; it’s too helpful for that. But it’s not a self-help guide either; it doesn’t promise to cure your ills and it won’t make you roll your eyes. It’s a bracingly honest, funny read that will make you feel you’re not alone in the world.”
FOR THOSE WHO SEEK A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HAPPINESS
While happiness may seem like a simple thing to describe, it can be tricky to pinpoint what actually brings long lasting happiness into our lives. Is it connected to having a successful career? A big group of friends? A large amount of disposable income? In the book Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind authors Erric Solomon, a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, and Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, explore their own personal experiences with happiness. The book also has a strong focus on how meditation can bring joy in our lives through practice.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT IMPROVED MOTIVATION
While Jen Sincero is a well known name within the self help industry, her books can’t be overstated! Providing equal doses of motivation, inspiration and practical advice, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life is a wonderful self help book. This New York Times bestseller is hilarious while packing a powerful punch. Throughout the book Sincero teaches readers how to release limiting beliefs and create the life of their dreams.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO EMBRACE SELF LOVE
Released in 2018, “Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness” by mind coach and social media content creator Vex King is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to become more confident. This book is not only relatable, but it is easy to understand making it a great choice for anyone trying to improve their life.