Looking for a few good books to curl up with on the beach this summer? We’ve compiled the perfect list for adults in need of though-provoking or inspiring reading. Check them out below, and tell us what you think!

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

-Individual growth can quickly become larger than self, and inspire an entire movement. This book is a prime example of the struggle of gaining knowledge of self, and of others, and learning what to do with said power.

“#GirlBoss” by Sophia Amoruso

-Read along as the CEO of a popular modern clothing line, Nasty Gal, explains how she followed her own path to creative and financial success without allowing others to discourage the future she envisioned for herself.

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

-This consistent favorite follows the journey of a young man as he seeks personal enlightenment through spiritual and natural revelations. If you need some inspiration to live your dreams and achieve true bliss, this is a great read for you.

“A Note 2 Self” Journal by Alex Elle

-Created by a popular wellness curator and author, this journal is filled with several thought-provoking writing prompts to help you release inner stresses, desires, and more. Not only can journaling be extremely therapeutic, but it also helps to practice self-love; as the author stresses on her social media account daily. (Instagram: @alex_elle)

Sun isn’t the only thing to soak up this summer. Indulge in some inspiration this season as well!