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‘World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.’

This is the 19th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 3rd March 2016 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Now, we know this event is about children, but as book lover’s, we thought what a perfect excuse to share some inspiring reads for you all.

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1.  Unworking

This is a book that truly has the power to drastically change a person’s life. Following one man’s journey as he quits his high paid job, steps away from the 9-5 working life we’ve all been conditioned to participate in, and embarks on a new and fulfilling life with wife and children. The basic premise behind his story is that nobody should waste the best years of their life on a job, only to wake up at 65 years old and realise they’ve wasted their life.
2. Thrive
Co-founder and editor-in-chief of one of our favourite web sites ‘The Huffington Post’. She is classed as one of the most influential women in the world. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritising the demands of a career and two daughters. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
3. The Woman I Wanted To Be
One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: “It’s so good, you’ll want to take notes” (People).
4. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo is a Japanese professional cleaner and de-clutter. Her  ‘KonMari’ method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life.
What is on your reading list? We would love to know!
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