Last spring / summer I attempted to read the the New York Times Top Ten Best Seller List for nonfiction. I only made it through a few, but they were the most amazing and powerful books I have ever read. There is something to say about reading real life stories and the struggles that people go through. These stories are astonishing, and I think a true testament to their character.
Almost a year later and Unbroken is still on the NY Times Top Ten list – you should check it out. Here they are (in order of my favorite):
1.) UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand
2.) THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls.
3.) A STOLEN LIFE, by Jaycee Dugard
4.) WHISTLING IN THE DARK, by Lesley Kagen
5.) THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot.