Ahh summer. Flip-flops, sunshine and lazy hammock afternoons with a good book. Nothing beats it! That’s why we’re kicking off the summer with our three favorite reads from these smart, talented writers. Have a great recommendation? Let us know and we’ll feature it on our social accounts over the summer! (Don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest!)

***Note*** Beach bag not included.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” by Amy Cuddy
Amy Cuddy is having a moment. After her wildly successful TED Talk, Cuddy has released a book on why attitude is just as important (if not more) as education when it comes to career success. In the book, Cuddy helps readers access their personal power using what she calls “power poses” in any situation.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo
OK, OK, we admit it! We may have missed the deadline for spring cleaning, but we’re catching up this summer with Kondo’s latest book! This may not be a new release, but we’re in with anything that promises to help declutter the home and mind.

The Woman I Wanted to Be” by Diane von Furstenberg
This may not be a new release, but it’s certainly at the top of our list. In her memoir, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life, from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women. And when Diane speaks, we listen.