1. Inspiration!

    I loved Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things No One Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon.
    This easy-to-read little volume is jam packed with ideas that are sure to spark creativity, even for those with chronic "artistic block".
    Kleon discusses how to jump-start the creative process, how to properly cite and credit sources, as well as how to sample and emulate, as opposed to copy.
    This book is must-read for artists, writers, and musicians in the digital age.