Ah, spring: A time of rebirth, budding flowers, and quiet rain showers that make you wanna do nothing but curl up with a good book. While the chilliness of March is still lingering for many of us, it’s important to remember that this blissful time of warmer days is just around the corner. And today we’re helping you prepare with a reading list that is as inspiring as it is compelling. This mini collection has a little bit of everything under the sun (and you should certainly plan on enjoying them under some bright, warm rays). Happy reading!

This amazing book profiles 100 leading female entrepreneurs spanning all ages, backgrounds and industries. Read about any one of these women and you’ll find yourself inspired to lead a more creative, purpose-driven life.

If you haven’t heard of Gustav Klimt and the story of his Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, buckle up. This novel of historical fiction paints a picture of Adele’s real-life love affair with the artist, and the conflict that arises decades later as her niece must fight to survive and keep her family history alive. It’s a page turner, to say the least.

We are certainly no stranger to the Eat, Pray, Love movement, and this book by Elizabeth Gilbert serves as a very necessary reminder that there are always more ways, big and small, to live more creatively. Read this if you find yourself in a creative rut or just need a good pep talk before embarking on that new project.

A play on flâneur, the French term for a refined man who casually strolls about city streets, Flâneuse tells Lauren Elkin’s own story about exploring her urban environment. Saunter along with her as she takes us through her personal experience of cities around the world, illuminating the unique relationship women build with the cultural metropolises they call home.

Poet and artist Rupi Kaur’s first book is one as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Compiled as a collection of short poems and illustrations, this book is perfect for your bedside shelf or coffee table. Her honesty and vulnerability shine through each page, and after reading a chapter it’s easy to feel as though you’ve just had another late night talk with your closet friend.

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