Small Books, Big Ideas
If you fancy yourself an artist, or creator of any kind, these two books need to be on your shelf, and Austin Kleon is someone you should be paying close attention to.
The first, Steal Like An Artist is all about the idea that the art you love can and should fuel the art you make. It clears away the obstacles in your mind that say "this has already been" said, done, written about, etc. Of course it has, but it will never be done in the same way that you will.
The second, Show Your Work, discusses the importance of sharing your creative process with others. It's about building and marketing your brand, in a non-mercenary or schmoozy way. It's also completely current and loaded with techniques about using todays internet savvy world.
In other words, This shit is crucial, and will keep you inspired as you blaze your creative trail.