Summer is here and you’re relaxing by the pool. Maybe you’re even sipping a fancy drink—the one with a tiny umbrella. All is good. One way to relax while also stoking your creativity is to write, scribble, doodle or color in an interactive journal. So make the dog days of summer your most creative ones with these playful and provocative summer books:
Pick Me Up: This 21st century “diary” encourages you to take a step back, reflect, and let your crazy ideas free this summer. Jot down songs, poems, crazy get-rich-schemes, secrets, or inspired ideas. Let your imagination run wild.
Start Where You Are: Thinking about being creative is one thing but actually DOING it is even better. This journal keeps you motivated by inspiring you with quotes from past creative visionaries, artists, and intellects. And then let your creativity flow by responding to the prompts in the pages of this beautiful and inspiring journal.
Adult-ish– If this is your last summer before your parents finally make you leave their basement don’t stress too much; this book covers that scary world of “adulating” we all fear—bills, making dentist appointments, and knowing how to make your bed the proper way. You can use this guide this summer to practice being the (somewhat) perfect adult.
The Positivity Kit– Don’t let the political or economic news get you down. Rather, embrace the good things in life and that you enjoy each summer day. Filled with fun prompts and exercises, this book will make you feel as bright inside as the summer sun is outside.
You’re Weird– You might be different, and that’s okay. Celebrate your weirdness with this colorful and whimsical book filled with hand drawings and activities that’ll have you embracing the oddball in yourself and others this summer.