We all need inspiration when life seems just too ho-hum, or when we feel dissatisfied with what we are doing. A bit of inspiration can bump us out of a rut and make life feel exciting again. Here are five books that should help us to feel the glow that living well can bring and bring out our best selves.

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. By Viv Albertine

In this memoir of a life lived fearlessly in 1970’s Punk and Post-Punk Britain, Viv Albertine of the band Slit reveals all. This book is inspiring because Viv played and succeeded in an All-Boys world. She keeps it real about men, motherhood, drugs and sex.



The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke. By Suze Orman

Ms Orman addresses the young and broke demographic without judgement. Her aim is to inform and to help her chosen readers to learn about the financial side of life while they are young. She acknowledges the desire of a younger generation to become financially stable without becoming over-encumbered, by providing solid guidelines which emphasise family and a good education.



Momentum: The Struggle for Peace, Politics and People. By Mo Mowlam

In this is passionate memoir, Mo Mowlam describes her life while she was the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the years 1997-1999. She was instrumental to the process of bringing peace to that country. Her career is well-documented and this book will inspire you to do your best. Always.


A New Earth, Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. By Eckhart Tolle

A book which is #61 on Oprah Winfrey’s Booklist, this self-help guide shows readers how to live in The Now. You will be inspired to transcend your ego, create personal happiness and live a more peaceful life. This book will provide the motivation for you to do all of that and more.


How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation Invention and Discovery. By Kevin Aston

This book shows that inspiration is not always an “Ah-Ha!” moment. This is a very down-to-earth book that takes a lot of the mystique out of being creative, written by a man who was part of the development of The Internet of Things. Wise, wry and humorous, this book lets you know that everyone can be a “Genius.”