7 inspiring non-fiction books to read right now

I love it when a book inspires me and teaches me something

If you’re anything like me, daily life often gets in the way of reading some books. Too busy, no concentration, too tired ? it all causes that the books on the nightstand are left untouched. But in the summer, I find it a lot easier to calm down and take the time to read. Especially when you’re on vacation.

I love it when a book inspires me and teaches me something. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of non-fiction books for you to take with you on your summer trip (or read at your balcony or in the park if you’re staying at home!).

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1

The Gifts of Imperfection – Bren Brown
Bren? Brown researched the topics of shame and vulnerability for years. In this book, she shares in a personal and light way how you can live your life feeling like your worth it. She encourages you to get rid of your perfectionism and all the stress that it causes and welcome creativity and intuition into your life instead.

2

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
The full title of this book is The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent A Year Trying To Sing In The Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, And Generally Have More Fun and well, that’s exactly what this is about. Gretchen tries a different thing each month that’s supposed to make her happier and shares her insights of this yearlong experiment.

3

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
This book has been out there for years and has been popular ever since it was published. It?s more of a business book, but it helps everyone that’s looking for a way to grow at physical, mental and spiritual level. This bestseller helps you to live your life more effectively, both at work and at home.

4

The ONE Thing – Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
The title kinda gives it away.. this book is all about the benefits of focusing on one task at a time instead of trying to multitask your way through life. The ONE Thing helps you with getting more done in less time, with more energy and less stress.

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Add these books to your ‘to read’ list!

5

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
Were you motivated to make your morning routine after reading How to create a healthy morning routine? Than this book by Hal Elrod has to be on your list! He teaches you how to start your day feeling more energized, motivated and focused and how this effects the rest of your life in a positive way.

6

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
This book is like a self-help dinosaur it’s a real classic! It teaches you to be aware and be present in the now. This book also explains what the false ego is, the voice in your head that can hold you back. If you’re having a hard time relaxing because of all your racing thoughts, this book is a great one to read this summer!

7

10% Happier – Dan Harris
Again, the full title of this book is a pretty great summary of what this book is about: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story. This book is funny but serious at the same time and discovers the path of mindfulness and meditation. If you?ve always been a bit sceptic about meditation, I recommend this one. Dan was one of the sceptics himself!

I would love to know which books are on your reading list for this summer! Please let me know on Twitter or Facebook. If you like, you can also follow me on Instagram for a peek into my daily life.

Lots of Love,
Sophia

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