At our monthly Careers Over Coffee South breakfast yesterday, attendees each brought one book that has helped them professionally and one book that has inspired them personally. The result is a fantastic list of summer reading materials. Enjoy!

Professionally helpful books
Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
The E Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
The Right to Write and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
The One Thing by Gary Keller (of Keller Williams Realty)
In the Blink of An Eye by Walter Murch
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton
Personally inspiring books
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo
Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud by Peter Watson
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Blood Memory: An Autobiography by Martha Graham
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood by Jimmy Carter
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg