The 15 Best Books for Creative Inspiration

Finding inspiration sometimes feels like striking gold, but it shouldn’t. In order to make creativity a regular occurrence, seek it out. Make it a habit. Prepare and put effort into developing your creative muscle. For those who need tips for flexing this muscle or just want to read about someone else’s journey to motivate your own, we compiled a list of the 15 best books for creative inspiration.

The selection below features a combination of fiction and nonfiction written by accomplished writers, Nobel Prize winners, doctors, and spiritual leaders. Some are humble tales of growth, while others are energetic reads on self-betterment. Read through the summaries and quotes below to find the book that best suits your need.

Here are a few key takeaways gathered from the books above:

  • Avoid assumptions and fight your own ignorance.
  • Continue learning.
  • Remain positive.
  • Find beauty in the mundane.
  • Examine your fears and learn to overcome them.
  • Question yourself through self-analysis.
  • Simplify.

If you were motivated by one of these books, share on our Facebook page and keep the creativity flowing! Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look at our list of 15 of the Best TED Talks for Sparking Creativity that you can listen to on the go.