READ THIS FOR INSPIRATION BY ASHLY PEREZ
In the introduction to Read This for Inspiration: Simple Sparks to Ignite Your Life, Ashly Perez explains that she wrote the book as a remedy for her phone fatigue: “I wanted a quick and easy way to take a break from work, munch on a thought-starter, and get back to the business of being a human.”
Read This for Inspiration is bursting with “thought-starters” (and quickwrite gold)! Each “spark,” as Perez calls the entries, is a one- or two-page piece of wisdom and encouragement that combine anecdotes, interesting facts, personal reflections, and quirky artwork,
Perez provides three instructions for reading the book:
- You Are the Boss of This Book (read it however, whenever, and in whatever order you’d like)
- This Book Is Not a Checklist (use the entries for being, not doing)
- Inspiration Is Everywhere, For Everyone (look for and find the things that make you feel good in your own life)
Read This for Inspiration is a fantastic read-alike for fans of Mari Andrew, Haley Drew This, and Cleo Wade. It would make a cheerful addition to a high school classroom library and a writing teacher’s repertoire of writing invitations.