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"Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?"

- Winnie the Pooh 3065946839_959bbe03ff_m

Searching for a job in the summer may be tougher than searching for a job in Winter. In our part of the world, the weather is nice and much of the world's on vacation -- including hiring decision makers.

As June unemployment numbers indicated, there's a little less hiring going on.

Which doesn't exactly make it easy for those who are looking for work. Less activity on the hiring front makes it more challenging to motivate to keep up the momentum of a job search.

Enter summer reading, that time trusted practice of sitting in a lawn chair with a cold drink and a very good book.

In my experience, a very good "Sustaining" book can be -- as Milne and Winnie the Pooh suggest --  help and comfort to those who find themselves wedged in great tightness in the job search.

My favorite books are chock full of positive stories. Not exactly along the lines of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" but stories that show how people respond to setbacks -- and triumph in the end.

Not quite PollyAnna, but full of silver linings.

I'll tell you my favorite books if you'll tell me yours...Share.

Cross-posted on Career Hub. Illustration courtesy of Peacay.