Book Lists

Books to Kick off Your Summer: The June Brilliant Reading List (You’ll Wish You Read #2 Months Ago)

It’s been a challenging few months for everyone, but it seems like we are finally seeing the glimmer at the end of the tunnel…maybe? So here’s your usual quintet of recommended books to accompany you as you unfurl your wings and plan your next steps. This month, we have: a book that will help you …

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Books to Inspire Your Creativity: The May Brilliant Reading List (#5 Will Make You a Stronger Writer)

Why do you read books? To be entertained, to be inspired, to get ideas for your own writing, or all of the above? Whatever your reasons, this month’s selection of book recommendations will help you achieve all 3. In this list, we have the true story of a desperate rescue, books that will help you …

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Books To Get You Through the Tunnel: The April ’20 Brilliant Reading List (#3 is Extremely Relevant Right Now)

Dear reader, These are strange and trying times, and since last month’s reading list, things…well, let’s face it. Things are still not great. You might be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or you might be afraid that the sky is still going to fall. But either way, never fear! …

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Books to Change Your Perspective: The March 2020 Brilliant Reading List (#4 Might Turn Your Work on Its Head)

Spring is in the air, and the Brilliant Book List is here! 😃 For March, we’ve got a fantastic how-to book by a stage storyteller, a K.I.S.S-style (Keep It Simple, Silly) book that might change your perspective on life and work, a rare fun fiction selection (for those of you interested in the American Land …

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Books You’ll ❤: The February ’20 Brilliant Book List (#5 Will Challenge You)

It’s the month of Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: Time to indulge in our favorite things — romantic movies, dark chocolates, bejeweled presents for our significant others, and sticking it to our single friends! …Unless you are the “single friend” yourself, in which case, you have the good fortune this month to indulge in …

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Brutally Honest Books to Upgrade Your Decade: The January Brilliant Writer Book List (#1 Will Kick Your Butt!)

Every once in a while, you NEED to hear something you don’t WANT to hear. That’s probably why there’s a verse in Proverbs that says: Better are the wounds of a friend than the deceitful kisses of an enemy. As a friend who wants to see you succeed in writing, and in life, I’m going …

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Books to be Thankful For: The Brilliant Reading List for November (#3 Proves Real Life is Crazier Than Fiction!)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be illiterate? Or to lack access to books? I know, hard to wrap your mind around, if you’re anything like me. We grew up in a nearly 100% literate society, and with access to the internet, we basically have infinite amounts of information at our fingertips, …

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Books to Sharpen Your Mind: The Brilliant Reading List for October (#2 Will Blow Your Mind)

Why do you read? For fun or personal development? To relax, or to improve your knowledge and mental skills? Or all of the above? Whatever your reasons, the following five books will address all of these dimensions of reading, and bring you one step closer to your ultimate goal as a writer, thought leader, and …

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Books to Elevate Your Mind: The Brilliant Writer Reading List for September 2019 (#2 Will Teach You How to Negotiate Like an FBI Agent)

Guess: What is the one activity that makes people happier, makes their lives better, makes them become better people in general? I bet you’re going guess “reading” aren’t ya? I mean, given the title of this article, that guess would make sense. But if you guessed that, you’d be Wrong. The CORRECT answer? Learning. Learning …

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