As I've been talking about lately, I've become an avid reader of a world of books that I would term "creative living." I, and sometimes with Gus, devour any book that fits the bill in terms of some ways of how to live more presently, intentionally, and creatively. I love sharing these finds with you but want to give you a chance to come along with me as I discover new stories and new authors that fire me up. I want to give you a chance to read with me and share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Maybe it will lead us both to something greater than a recommendation after the fact. So with that, I am starting the anniemade Creative Living Book Club.
The idea is very simple. I'll post about a book I'm currently reading and give you three-to-four weeks to read it (depending on the length). Then I'll post about the book and invite you to share your comments here and on Facebook. Feel free to pick and choose what book choices sound most appropriate to you. I can't wait to have you to share this journey with as I keep discovering great and thought-provoking stuff.
Without further ado, here's my first pick, which you may already know about through following me on Facebook or Instagram:
Available at Amazon here
This is the sequel to the book that kicked off my reading in this "genre" -Steal Like An Artist.I started following the book's author, Austin Kleon after discovering Steal. He has a great Tumblr blog where he expands upon the material in his book. I'm constantly inspired by his updates and his newsletter (and I don't usually subscribe to news letters).
Show Your Work is essentially a book about how to authentically share what you do and who you are with the world. I'm reading it now and actually can't wait to re-read it. Like Steal, this is a fairly short coffee-table size book so it's proving to be a crazy quick read.
So check it out if you're interested and we'll reconvene here with my post on Thursday, April 10.
Til then, check out below the other books and categories that have informally made up my book picks in the past year.
- "168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think" by Laura Vanderkam
- “Love Does” by Bob Goff
- “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story” by Donald Miller
- “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” by Richie Norton
- “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey
- “Do Cool Sh*t” by Miki Agrawal
- “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon