"35 Books Every Designer Should Read" from Fast Company

I've worked with a lot of designers throughout my career with a range of knowledge and expertise. Some have been great talents and some, well, needed a little more time to percolate. The common thread throughout though has been their creative drive expressed in such personal ways. I've loved seeing their individual bodies of work - so much so as to identify their style among others - grow and change as they mature and adjust to each project. And admittedly, I've been envious of their ingenuity.

Everyone needs inspiration; even the most creative among us. There are thousands of design books out there, and Fast Company has compiled a list of some of the top. They've reached out to design schools to get their recommendations for everything from graphic to interior design. It's a fun list. Enjoy, read and create!

10 Books Turned Into Films Released This Summer

The Huffington Post has has provided a list of ten film adaptations of best selling books to be released this summer. Thank goodness we have some quality films in addition to the usual summer superhero/vampire/zombie blockbusters.  Check out more about each book and film on the Huffington Post site. In the meantime, here is a quick list of the books:

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  1. Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  2. Heroic Measures, Jill Ciment
  3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
  4. A Slight Trick of the Mind, Mitch Cullin
  5. Dark Places, Gillian Flynn
  6. Paper Towns, John Green
  7. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  8. Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, David Lipsky
  9. Black Mass, Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill
  10. Every Secret Thing, Laura Lippman

Reading List for Graduates - 21 Books for the Class of 2015

It's that time of year again when a new group of young, eager graduates pass through a major life milestone.  But who will do the cooking now you're not living under mom's roof? Oh, wait, you're able to consider a career of your own choosing? Is there a guidebook for growing up?

BookBub has kindly compiled a list of recommended reading for this year's graduates. The learning never ends.

22 CEO's Share Their Favorite Books

I love books.  And I also love infographics - those great visual storytellers.  Inc. Magazine has put together a list of 22 CEO's in the U.S. and their favorite books. There are some that you'd expect, like Good to Great and Blink. There are also a few surprises.  And only a few have included their favorite fiction. At least we get a little peek into their tastes.

Find the list and infographic on the Inc. site.