Books change us, they are designed to make us think. Here are the top 20 books I recommend you read this summer with the challenge to be present and aware of how you are interacting with the content you consume and how you can carry it forward.

1. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

A game changer for anyone who doesn’t know what to say, how to say, or even bring up what they should or shouldn’t say when it comes to race. Ijeoma Oluo breaks it down so real conversations can be had and lasting change can be made. A great book for anyone, but especially great for leaders who need to facilitate conversations amongst their teams or communities.

2. Panic! Germs And The Truth Inside American Mouths by Dr. Gladys McGarey, Dr. Nicholas Meyers, and Aimee Tariq

A toxic brain and body will never serve you in business. This practical guide offers a real look at how to truly tackle nontoxic living, and is is co-authored by three of the top experts in health: the mother of holistic medicine Gladys McGarey, world-renowned leading health coach Aimee Tariq, and President of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine Dr. Nicholas Meyers. Despite their significant research and medical acumen, the book is written in an easy-to-follow manner, and quite fascinating.

3. Master Your Mindpower by Stéphane and Shalee Schafeitel.

All of the power we have as humans rests within our minds. But, how do we access and harness this power? Success Training Company co-founders Stéphane and Shalee Schafeitel offer a guidebook featuring stories from their own lives, client transformation stories, and practical and tangible mind power strategies. You’ll walk away knowing exactly how to activate the power you have within you — for mental toughness, achieving big goals, and letting go of mental and emotional barriers that have hijacked their energy for too long.