Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Creativity. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in print. Forbes magazine named Gifts one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life." Through this self-help classic we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

  • Author: Brené Brown
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing; 1st edition (August 27, 2010)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Creativity
  • ISBN: 978-1592858491
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

                 

2. Burn After Writing (Pink)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

The national bestseller.   Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you’re in. "This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me." - TikTok user camrynbanks Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, TikTok, VSCO, YouTube...the world has not only become one giant feed, but also one giant confessional. Burn After Writing allows you to spend less time scrolling and more time self-reflecting. Through incisive questions and thought experiments, this journal helps you learn new things while letting others go. Imagine instead of publicly declaring your feelings for others, you privately declared your feelings for yourself? Help your heart by turning off the comments and muting the accounts that drive you into jealousy for a few moments a night. Whether you are going through the ups and downs of growing up, or know a few young people who are, you will flourish by finding free expression--even if through a few tears! Push your limits, reflect on your past, present, and future, and create a secret book that's about you, and just for you. This is not a diary, and there is no posting required. And when you're finished, toss it, hide it, or Burn After Writing.

  • Author: Sharon Jones
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0593329917
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.37 x 8 inches

                 

3. Coffee Self-Talk: 5 Minutes a Day to Start Living Your Magical Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Coffee Self-Talk is a powerful, life-changing routine that takes only 5 minutes a day . What if you could wake up every morning feeling more incredible than ever before… in 5 minutes? Living the most epic life! Your mind mastered! Your life on a path to shimmering happiness!  Coffee Self-Talk transforms your life by boosting your self-esteem, filling you with happiness, and helping you attract the magical life you dream of living. And, very importantly, it creates feelings of wholeness and worthiness. All this, with your next cup of coffee .     Live your legendary life     Learn to love yourself, finally     Love, money, and health     Happiness, resilience, confidence     Manifest your dreams faster     Create a new magical you Are you tired of living a dull, uninspired life? Do you want to live a life of sparkling adventure and kicking butt, while reaching all of your goals?  What if you were excited to bounce out of bed, living with verve and gusto because you had purpose, unrelenting resilience , and targeted direction?   What if you were able to attain goals you never thought possible? Think about it… is there something you thought you could never do but always secretly wanted to? Author Kristen Helmstetter shares how she used the techniques in this book to find the man of her dreams and travel the world as a romance author! And what if you had all this possibility from a simple program that took only 5 minutes a day to do? You can and you will! Coffee Self-Talk is the super easy, 5-minute program to rewire your brain and help you attain any goals, whether they’re for glittering happiness, shining self-esteem, superior health, money, tranquil peace of mind, or unstoppable grit.  Includes Coffee Self-Talk programs to help with:     Living a magical life     Changing habits     Losing weight & getting fit and strong     Achieving health & longevity     Finding wealth, success & prosperity     Finding an awesome mate     Being an amazing parent (fertility, too!)     Self-talk for kids Or maybe you want to stop a bad habit, like over-eating, or to start good one, like meditation. From specific goals to peace and happiness, the sky is the limit. All with your next delicious cup of coffee. You can do it! Best yet? You’ll love Coffee Self-Talk because it’s not a boring “to-do.” It’s fun and effective! So if you want to wake up grinning from ear to ear, happier than you've ever been, and living an incredible life, then Coffee Self-Talk is for you.  If you have things you want to do with your life, but you don’t know where to begin, then Coffee Self-Talk is the answer . And if you have dreams you thought were too big, or you didn’t know how to make them come true, then Coffee Self-Talk will help you.  The days of rolling out of bed feeling down and crappy are over. Now is the time to live your best, most magical life ever. No matter how old you are, or what your circumstances, Coffee Self-Talk will work for you! It’s time to wake up and take control of your mind and your life.  Get Coffee Self-Talk today!

  • Author: Kristen Helmstetter
  • Publisher: Green Butterfly Press (August 31, 2020)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Creativity
  • ISBN: 978-0982372265
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches

                 

4. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

The instant number-one New York Times best seller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” ( PopSugar ) From the worldwide best-selling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls : the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Fantastic inspiration for the new year.   Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

  • Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Creativity & Genius

                 

5. The War of Art


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself. Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.  Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members, and thousands of others around the world.

  • Author: Steven Pressfield
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Personal Development, Creativity

                 



6. Wreck This Journal: Now in Color (PENGUIN US)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

“Not gonna lie, this is probably the coolest journal you’ll ever see. . . .  Wreck This Journal  is here to inspire you.” — Buzzfeed A spectacular coloring and painting edition of the incredible journal that started it all, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the 10-million-copy international bestseller Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal . Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to destroy... Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal , now in spectacular full color! Inside, you'll find prompts for painting, shredding, transforming, and unleashing your creativity. With a mix of new, altered, and favorite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Color invites you to wreck with color: mixing colors to make mud, letting chance dictate your color choice, weaving with brightly colored strips of paper, and more.  What colors will you use to you wreck your journal?   “A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” — TIME  Magazine   “Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” — The Believer

  • Author: Keri Smith
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Jou edition (June 6, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-0143131663
  • Dimensions: 5.56 x 0.53 x 8.25 inches

                 

7. The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

“Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” – The New York Times "With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example —  The Artist’s Way  proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."— The New York Times     " Morning Pages have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential" — Vogue  Over four million copies sold! Since its first publication,  The Artist's Way  phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.   The program begins with Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors. A revolutionary program for personal renewal,  The Artist's Way  will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

  • Author: Julia Cameron
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 25th Anniversary ed. edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0143129257
  • Dimensions: 7.42 x 0.65 x 9 inches

                 

8. Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Gratitude Journal


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!

  • Author: Pretty Simple Press
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 16, 2017)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Creativity
  • ISBN: 978-1976436185
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches

                 

9. Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More: Coloring Book For Adults


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Over 60 Gorgeous Designs to Color! Not Sure What Theme To Start Coloring? Grab One That Has Everything. Incredible Artwork With the Largest Variety of Animals, Mandalas and Paisley Designs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ over a 18,000 reviews! Join the hundreds of thousands of happy colorists that really appreciate good quality artwork. Various Levels Of Intricacy Keeping You Excited and Inspired To Color! So Many Different Themes To Choose From: Garden Designs, Animals, Mandalas, and Paisley Patterns, Decorative Art. Perfect For Every Skill Level: Great For Growing Your Skills. Perfect With Your Choice Of Coloring Tools (Crayon, Gel Pens, Markers, Colored Pencils). High Resolution Crisp Clean Printing Of Illustrations. Each Coloring Page Is On One Sheet. Printed One Sided. Don't Worry About Bleed Through. Frequently Gifted. This Book Makes The Perfect Gift For Christmas Holidays, Birthday and More. Grab a Set of Pencils To Go With It! Create Your Own Frame-Worthy Masterpieces! This adult coloring book from Cindy Elsharouni has over 60 animal patterns and provides hours of stress relief through creative expression. It features small and big creatures from forests, oceans, deserts, and woodland. About Selah Works Selah Works and Cindy Elsharouni create a wide range of coloring books, journal and sketchbooks that help you relax, unwind, and express your creativity. Explore the entire Selah Works collection to find your next coloring or creative adventure. Buy Now & Relax.  Scroll to the top of the page and click the  Add to Cart  button.

  • Author: Cindy Elsharouni
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 19, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1979601733
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches

                 

10. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Creativity - August 2021

Learn to letter! Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook! Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey! Learn 5 different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, practice connections and dive into design and composition with this beautiful lettering book. At the end of this book, there are also 15 beautiful lettering projects to help you bring together your knowledge and skill and help you begin to create beautiful works of art! You can do this!! Let us teach you how to upgrade your handwriting and learn this amazing and fun form of art The Book Contains: Learn five different alphabet styles Upper and lower case letters Detailed instructions 15 beautiful lettering projects

  • Author: Paper Peony Press
  • Publisher: Paper Peony Press (October 27, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1948209007
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.26 x 10 inches