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Inspiring Books to Read This Spring

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

In our house this week we had the inevitable scramble to find costumes for our children to dress up as characters that have inspired them in celebration of World Book Day. One is a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson and the other of David Walliams and Pamela Butchard.

Have you read a book lately that has particularly intrigued you?

The event reminded me to ask my LinkedIn community for book recommendations.

Thanks to recommendations from Diane Hanna Polly Downes PCCLinda MarshallStefan PayneMelanie Humphreys I have the following books on the go…

  • Your Body is Your Brain, Amanda Blake

  • How Emotions are Made, Lisa Feldman Barrett

  • The Heart of Coaching Supervision, Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer

  • The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, John Sarno

I like to keep several with a book mark in them, so that depending on my mood, I can reach for most inspires me at any given moment.

Anybody else do this?

I felt inspired to ask some of our wider team what they are reading in case they may have some recommendations for you:

Emma Graham our CX Super Woman is enjoying ‘The Shack’ by William P Young which explores life's toughest questions (and answers) through a gripping story of struggle and suffering. She's also just purchased The Human Experience by John Sills.

Jen Ashton our HR Queen reads a lot of business help books and is currently devouring Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Running an HR Consultancy, Jen has several different priorities when it comes to clients, together with personal commitments, and she says “this book has helped me in learning how to plan, set up my priorities instead of trying to do everything in one go and to start setting time aside to spend with my

daughter and time to myself, creating better work life balance”.

Dylan Cox my Partner in Podcasting (amongst other things) has Atomic Habits by James Clear and In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado next to the bed, thanks to recommendations from

Alex Swallow and Ted Bradshaw. He’s not long started them both and I intend to have a read once he’s finished them, so I’ll share more on those another day!

Jay our Office Angel is reading Burnout to Brilliance (lol – she genuinely is, that wasn’t a marketing ploy! Though if you are interested it’s available via WOB, Waterstones and all the other usual places. It still delights me when people get in touch to tell me how much it’s helped them to acknowledge their own burnout, start their own recovery and help them to maintain balance).

Please share some book love and drop your own recommendations below!

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