5 Books to Fuel Curiosity in the New Year

This time of year is traditionally thought of as an opportunity for new beginnings, for reflection, and for inspiring change. 

Sometimes we ask for a new year that will breathe inspiration into our current work and other times, for a year that hits the “reset button” (if there is such a thing). Whether your new year is dedicated to bringing your aspirations to life or discovering new ones, this is a collection of books to fuel the fire of curiosity and to invite new creative approaches to your work. These are not the latest and greatest books of 2014, but rather pieces from my own journey that I would like to pass along.     


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1) Listening to Your Own Beat: 
We Are All Weird
by Seth Godin


 2) Improving Your Mind: 
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


3) Reactivating Your Inner Child: 
Harold and the Purple Crayon
by Crockett Johnson


4) Wandering and Wonder: 
Siddhartha
by Hermann Hesse


5) Kicking Yourself Into Action: 
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield 


BONUS: Best list created in 2014: 
Books Worth Reading This Holiday: 52 books recommended by TED speakers
By IDEAS.TED.COM

 

For those who just want the latest and greatest books of 2014:
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014
NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2014’s Great Reads
The Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2014

Posted on January 6, 2015 .