The Most Inspiring Books to Read this Summer

School is out for the summer! However, just because you aren’t opening school books doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be reading. Instead, use the months in between semesters to read a book that can make a big impact on your life. The following are five inspirational books that you can enjoy this summer.

1. “The Monk Who SoldHis Ferrari” - Robin Sharma

This novel, told in the form of a fable, tells the story of an attorney who finds himself in the middle of a life changing journey. The book is profound, enlightening, and inspiration.

Inspirational quote: “Your I CAN is as important as your IQ.”

2. “The Prophet” – Kahlil Gibran

A collection of 26 prose poetry essays, “The Prophet” is the kind of novel you can read 100 times and still learn lessons from it. This mystic text touches on the subjects of pain, suffering, but above all else - love.

Inspirational quote: “You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link.”

3. “Invisible Acts ofPower” – Caroline Myss 

Caroline Myss was inspired by two small acts of kindness to write “Invisible Acts of Power”. The novel helps readers tap into their own grace, understanding, kindness, and compassion.

Inspirational quote: “You are where you are supposed to be and in every moment there is an opportunity to serve another or receive support.”

4. “Life without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life” – Nick Vujicic

Author Nick Vujicic was born with no arms and no legs; that in and of itself is inspirational. His story of how he has persevered over his disability to live a full and rewarding life will help you accept the things you cannot control and find happiness in your life.

Inspirational quote: “If you can’t get a miracle, become one.”

5. “Man’s Search For Meaning” - Victor Frankl

A survivor of the Holocaust, Dr. Frankl offers advice to those searching for life’s answers in this story of hope and love.

Inspiration quote: “We cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.”