When you love what you do, you want to learn more about it, right? The contributors at Good Digital usually each have a book or two on the go, and we’ve assembled some of our current favourites to add to your reading list.
Marian Bantjes is a renowned typographic illustrator. I first heard her speak as the keynote at a library conference and was blown away by her creativity. Naturally, I had to purchase her book as a memento, and it's been a grail in my collection ever since.
I Wonder is a gorgeous and colourful compendium of Bantjes's observations on design and visual culture. Anytime I need a little inspiration, I turn to this book.
Over the last two years, I’ve realized the importance of self-care and wellbeing, ensuring that my needs and happiness are top of mind. I’ve done this by maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships. This book has helped me immensely in setting boundaries in both my personal life and work-life! It’s a must-read.
Untamed is about following that fire inside your heart and the little voice in your head. It’s about pushing your limits and following your dreams and finding yourself along the way. I’ve especially loved this book because of the uncertainty we’ve faced over the last couple of years. I feel it's helped me to align the direction I want to take in both my personal life and work life.
Poor punctuation can really affect the meaning of your message. Whether you’re writing website content, social posts, a novel, or anything else, the right punctuation is key. Truss does an amazing job of taking what many find to be a painful subject, injecting some humour, and making it an enjoyable read.
Writers use the power of stories to inform, engage, and persuade their readers, which is key when constructing copy that performs. Storytelling can be a very strong tool that influences your audience. Gallo’s book walks you through how to construct a compelling narrative that can be used on a number of different platforms.
Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sounds a bit boring for the creative types BUT it was tremendously helpful in understanding how to manage my money in my first year of business. It takes into consideration all the things like paying oneself, paying your bills, saving for taxes, and leaving a little for profit. So far, it's streamlined my incoming money and made it easier to make decisions and cut down on costs.
What’s Your Next Read?
We love devouring a good book, especially when it helps us hone our skills or learn something new. You’ve seen our recommendations, now it’s time to share yours in the comments. Tell us what you’re reading!