May 2016: Inspirational Books

May 2016

Graduation and Inspiration

The graduation season is upon us, so here are some of our favorite inspirational books. Congratulations to all of our customers who are commencing on life's next big adventure!

 

Offering simple wisdom and advice, Ethan Hawke's Rules for a Knight  is a great gift for a graduate, or for anyone embarking on a new phase in life.

~ Tasha 

I can't express how excited I am to see that my all-time favorite business book is back in print. I recommend First, Break All the Rules to everyone, especially, someone looking for a little direction. It's all about leadership, but also offers fantastic opportunities for personal reflection to help people figure out more about themselves and how they fit into the world. ~ Sara
This book came out the year my daughter graduated from college and I so loved the humor and the advice and the heart that I read it aloud to my husband. We both ending up laughing and crying(which is an ideal I aspire to when choosing a read-aloud). ~ Cathy

The mother-daughter relationship is a complicated one and Lucy Barton's is no exception. One time while in the hospital, Lucy's estranged mother visits. As they talk about trivial issues, long-buried emotions emerge and the reader learns of Lucy's difficult and impoverished childhood. Although this childhood has had a great impact on her life, Lucy manages to rise above it and become a successful writer. In separating herself from her mother and her family, she is able to tell her own story and declare: "My name is Lucy Barton." ~  Mary Fran

  

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening is a book about a gardener who helps a neighbor. Despite not achieving what he wants out of life, he is always optimistic. It is a lovely book about wishes and hope. ~ Lindsay 

The book I would give a graduate for inspiration is Ethan Hawke's Rules for a Knight. Based on ancient teachings of eastern and western philosophy, it is a great guide on how to live your life with honor and courage and focuses on what will give your life meaning. ~ Cathy v


 More graduation recommendations . . .

My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067695
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425273838
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Published: Berkley Books - February 3rd, 2015

Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812996272
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Published: Random House - April 22nd, 2014

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently Cover Image
By Gallup Press, James K. Harter (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781595621115
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Published: Gallup Press - May 3rd, 2016

Rules for a Knight Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307962331
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 10th, 2015

Make Good Art Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062266767
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 14th, 2013

Oh, the Places I've Been! Journal Cover Image
By Seuss
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553521894
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

You Be You Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781589797475
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Published: Taylor Trade Publishing - February 16th, 2013

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Joel Holland (Illustrator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316369152
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 14th, 2015

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana: Words of Wisdom from the World of Curious George Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780544656482
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 5th, 2016

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781476777092
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 10th, 2015