Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is a must-read for all of us who fall into the “creatives” category. Gilbert includes magic in her formula. “Ideas are alive,” she says, “ideas do seek the most available human collaborator, … ideas do have a conscious will.” There is so much more glittering and amusing material in this book. Get yourself a copy.

And, along the way, don’t forget about Austin Cleon’s two books: Steal Like an Artist and Show your Work. Both important additions to your book shelves.