My Inspirational Summer Reading List

inspirational summer reading list

One of my favorite things to do in the spring, summer & early fall is to grab a good book and read in Central Park. Normally I head to one of the green hills or a shadowed space overlooking the pond, but recently I’ve been spending a lot of time near Bethesda Fountain. There is something inspiring about being surrounded by people from around the world and artists playing various instruments.

Now that we are moving to the Upper East Side, I know these trips to the park are going to become a lot more frequent. So in an attempt to prepare for more frequent trips to the park, I’ve decided to create a list of books I intend to read this summer. I’m a big fan of books with inspiring messages/stories, business-focused self-help kind of books and faith based books.

These are a few books currently on my ‘inspirational summer reading list’ {in alphabetical order}:

  1. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness Hardcover by Gary Vaynerchuk
  2. Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  3. How to Be Smart With Your Time by Duncan Bannatyne
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie
  5. Idea to Execution: How to Optimize, Automate, and Outsource Everything in Your Business by Ari Meisel
  6. Love Lives Here by Maria Goff
  7. The Art Of Less Doing: One Entrepreneur’s Formula for a Beautiful Life by Ari Meisel
  8.  Vlog Like a Boss by Amy Schmittauer

Books I’ve read and loved:

  1. **A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller {favorite}
  2. Be Great by Peter H Thomas {on sale for $0.99!}
  3. Live A Thousand Years by Giovanni Livera
  4. **Love Does by Bob Goff {favorite}
  5. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  6. The it Factor by Mark Wiskup {on sale for $3.57!}
  7. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
*A few books on my ‘to read’ list are from Retro Flame– if you don’t follow here yet, go check her out!


^^ he jumped up while I was sitting & people watching ^^

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    May 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Gary Vee is THE best! I will have to check out some of these other suggestions too! ;)

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    May 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I’m a big fan of inspirational and self-help books so I’m going to check some of these out! Also, great to find another UES blogger :)
    Elizabeth |

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    May 31, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve been searching for books to read this summer. This list is great!

    xo, Elizabeth //

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    Katie Cook
    June 1, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I just finished Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence, both by Elizabeth Bard. They are her memoirs of moving to France and they are hilarious!!

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    June 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Thank you for sharing this list! I need a good book to read!

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    Alix Maza
    June 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Such a great list of books!

    Alix |

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    June 6, 2017 at 1:04 am

    This Central Park day sounds so perfect! I would love to just go hang out there for a day!

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