Top 6 Inspirational Reads from 2016




Hello again, and welcome back to this week’s blog post. I am sharing with you My Top 6 Inspiration Reads from the 2016 year. I know the end of the year is coming up fast, so I thought I would share these amazing reads for anyone that is interested in reading a good book by the fire this winter.

I enjoy reading a great book when I have the opportunity, but these six choices I have presented are my top favorites! The genres range from woodies, outdoors and hard work too traveling all over the planet to learn about languages and their cultures.

I hope you enjoy these amazing reads just as much as I did! If you are planning on purchasing any of these books, keep in mind that Amazon has all of these choices in a Kindle Edition, while they are also available for Amazon Prime purchases as well. Yay!


1) Dirt Work – Christine Byl


Dirt Work is definitely a favorite of mine. I heard of this book through a friend of mine, and when I started reading it I knew I was going to like it. I am an adventurer myself, and getting my hands dirty in the dirt is not a big deal. This book helped me understand what it takes to take care of our beloved national and state parks, which requires a lot!

A little description: “A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work”




2) An Object of Beauty – Steve Martin


The first thing I noticed about this great read was the author. Yep, Steve Martin the actor and which also is an avid Art Critique. Who knew right? *laughs* I am an artist, and reading An Object of Beauty was an eye opener on what it takes to enhance yourself within the art community of New York, which is a job all in itself.

A little description:  “Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness.”




3) The Explorers – Martin Dugard


I heard about The Explorers from a review I read about in a local magazine, so I decided to give it a try and I loved it! Exploration, adventures, and a handful of knowledge. This would be a great gift for the reader in your life that is always looking for an adventure.

A little description: “Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers”



4) Pilgrim In The Palace of Words – Glenn Dixon


All time favorite! I actually got caught twice reading this book at work, and I still could not get enough of it. I heard of this book through a former professor, and every word he said about it was right. A man who journey’s the world to understand and explore languages from where they were born and what they have become now. You will learn so much from this amazing read, and you might also pick up and new language.

A little description: “Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is about language, about the words that splash and chatter across our tongues. Some six thousand languages are still spoken on the planet, and author Glenn Dixon – an expert is socio-linguistics and a tireless adventurer – travels to the Earth’s four corners to explore the way these languages create and mold societies”



5) Adam & Eve – Sena Jetter Naslund


I started reading this book at my doctor’s office one day, and I just had to take it home with me. The public library within my community supplies books throughout different business’s to help incorporate reading and marketing for their business. This particular read caught my eye, and with that I was drawn in. The beginning starts out a little crazy, but if you have a interest in thrillers and loving reads then I would say this is a great pick for you!

A little description:  “This thriller is rich in brilliant discourses on religion, fanaticism, the meaning of ancient cave art, the speculative future, and love.”  —Library Journal



6) Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert


Last but certainly not least is I think everyone’s all time favorite Eat, Pray, Love. I started out by watching the movie first (which I heard is a no no in the book community) with Julia Roberts, which I think most of us have all seen. *laughs* When I was reading this book I started to understand more about life, and what it means instead of what the typical society has to say. Great read, and a great watch!

A little discription: “Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves.”


Thank you for reading this weeks blog post, and I hope to see you again next week!