the.book.chat link-up

Today I'm linking up with Sweet Green Tangerine's Book Chat!

The question this week is: What are some of your favorite inspirational, really-got-you-pumped-about-life, books?

My answer: I'm not usually a fan of the self-help/inspirational type book—I generally stick to fiction and poetry. BUT, a couple years ago I read two awesome books that are inspiring and fun (which a self-help-ish book definitely has to be for me to bother with it). So I'd highly recommend these:

SARK is definitely not new to the inspiring book scene, but her work is just so fun and creative and inspiring without sounding like a self-help lecture. I love that! If you want to read about finding joy and pleasure in the everyday stuff, Eat Mangoes Naked is a great choice.

Written as a fairly young woman, Sabrina creatively addresses issues of feeling inferior and insignificant. In the same vein as SARK, her work is covered with colorful, artistic representations of her thoughts. It is inspiring, honest, and enjoyable to read and was particularly a good choice for me during a time when I felt like I wasn't sure who I wanted to be – or if I was brave enough to just be myself (aka – college).

Now share your own recommendations and stop by Sweet Green Tangerine to link-up too!


  1. This both look like really interesting reads. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I've never heard of these and they sound great! I agree that any book needs to be told in a way that is enjoyable to read or I'm not sticking with it. I can't wait to check these out.
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I'm not really a self-help book person either, but if I were, I would definitely want to read happy books! Thanks for suggesting these. :)

  4. Love these suggestions! I'm totally adding them to my reading list for this year!

  5. Books that inspire me, but are for young and old...

    "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon

    All Peter Reynolds' books, namely "the dot", "Ish" and "Guyku"

    Got to check them out, Sarah. :)


Thanks so much for your comment! I really love reading them and look forward to hearing what you have to say!