Check out the books I’m reading this summer for personal growth & skill development!
Summertime is pretty much here! Yay!
& this is usually a time when everyone takes time to relax, regroup, take vacations & I plan to do ALL of that!
But, I also want to be really productive this summer & try to knock out some of my 2018 goals while everything is slowing down.
One of My MAIN goals is to finish my MBA classes and graduate in August (God-willing)!
But in addition to finishing school, I also have a focus point for this summer! & it pretty much revolves around personal growth in these three areas.
1 Increasing my faith.
2 Increasing my skill/knowledge.
3 Expanding my reach.
So, if you’ve read any of my prior posts, you know that continuous learning is very important to me!
Always having the posture as a student in life is a KEY WAY to maximizing your potential!
& One of the best ways to learn is by READING! (really deep.. I know. lol)
So here are my top books on my summer reading list that revolve around my focus for the summer!
MY SUMMER READING LIST FOR 2018
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
By: Brené Brown
One of my fave authors & NY Times Best-Seller.
A timely book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.
Quarter Life Breakthrough
By: Adam Smiley Poswolsky
Learn how to get unstuck, pursue purpose and become a world changer.
The Circle Maker
By: Mark Batterson
Learn how to pray circles around God’s will for your life and how to pray through your biggest fears & see your biggest dreams come true.
I am currently reading this book, and IT IS SOOOOO GOOD!
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotion
By: Lysa TerKeurst
One of my favorite authors (love her book – UnInvited)
I struggle sometimes with wearing my emotions on my sleeve, so I’m sure she will not disappoint in this book!
Business Boutique – Christy Wright
I love Christy’s Business Boutique podcast on helping women build businesses! So, I’m sure this will be a great read. Christy also works alongside Dave Ramsey, who I also love! So, I’ll be sure to give this a read this summer & let you know my thoughts.
Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to your Life Purpose
By: Marshawn Evans Daniels
Started reading this book, but I got really busy and never had the chance to finish it! This book is AMAZING & very practical! Be sure to take notes!
Marshawn’s Purpose Map outlines 5 Stages of Divine Reinvention & will give you insight into your true gifts and calling—and the courage to pursue them.
Andy Stanley – Visioneering
Visioneering includes helpful exercises and time-tested ideas for visionary decision-making, personal growth, and leadership at home and at work.
On Writing -Stephen King
One of the skills I want to improve on is my writing skills. And Stephen King is one of the most well-known writers in our time, so I’m sure this book will not disappoint!
By: Gary Thomas
I know everyone and their momma has a relationship book, channel, or platform, but I really enjoyed the Youversion devotional for this book! It talks about the Biblical purpose of marriage, but in my opinion, it gives a really unique perspective. So I’m sure this book will be wonderful!
Be a People Person: Effective Leadership through Effective Relationships
John C. Maxwell
One of my favorite authors! Really looking forward to learning how to be a better leader in all walks of life!
11 – 12 – 13
Maximize Your Potential: Grow your expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career
Make your mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact
Manage Your Day to Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen your Creative Mind
By: 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
This 3 Part book series for creatives came highly recommended by one of my fave bloggers! & it’s on sale now for 2 bucks each for the Amazon Kindle edition!
God’s Leading Lady: Out of the Shadows and into the Light
By: TD Jakes
One of my fave bloggers @LiveDeeplyRooted read this book, and I screenshot almost every excerpt she put on IG! Lol.
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a little while now, so I’m going to try to knock it out this summer!
The description states this book offers women a plan for taking charge of their lives—and starring in the unique role God has chosen them to play in the world. Providing the inspiration and the tools women need to face life’s challenges.
15 – 16
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of your Life
Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge
By: Henry Cloud
Both books have been on my list, and come highly recommended!!!
So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work you Love
In this book, the author challenges the common saying “follow your passion” & gives a new perspective that really challenges many millennial-focused experts. So I’m curious to read!
I’m Saved but I Struggle
So I’ve already read this book (more than once), and I may be biased because I know her personally 🙂
But, trust me this book is AMAZINGGGG! Love Kendra’s personal testimonies and encouragement on how to walk out our salvation through different trials of life! Be sure to go check it out!
Hope you enjoy! Let me know what your summer reads will be this summer in the comments below!