Did you resolve to read more in 2016? While the weather is chilly and you’re cozy inside, now’s the time to get started on your reading list.
We’ve put together a list of ten inspiring books you should read this year.
“Love Does,” by Bob Goff
A fun, unique and profound book of lessons drawn from the author’s life on how the right attitude can inspire you to discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world.
“An Uncomplicated Life,” by Paul Daugherty
This sweet story is one father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome. We could all learn a thing or two from her vibrant and infectious approach to life.
“The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever,” by Adam Houge
Discover a meaningful, life-changing and heartfelt relationship with God through the seven greatest prayers you can pray.
“All the Bright Places,” by Jennifer Niven
A charming love story between the most unlikely and endearing pair of teenagers. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death and Violet Markey lives for the future. When the two come together, the make important discoveries about themselves and how to stop counting their days and start living them.
“Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand
A World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption. Whether or not you’ve seen the major motion picture, Unbroken is the must-read story of Louis Zamperini, an athlete turned airman. His story is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit.
“Spark Joy,” by Marie Kondo
From the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” comes “Spark Joy,” an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. Kondo’s mantra says that if a possession doesn’t bring you joy, let it go.
“Girl at War,” Sara Novic
A powerful novel about a girl’s coming of age and how every aspect of her life is profoundly shaped by war. Moving back and forth through time, “Girl at War” is an honest novel that beautifully illustrates how history transforms an individual.
“Our Souls at Night,” Kent Haruf
An “eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story” of an elderly man and a woman who come together in their loneliness to wrestle with the events of their lives and find hope for their imminent future.
“Extraordinary Means,” Robyn Schneider
A darkly funny novel about Lane, who lived a fairly predictable life until he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. “Extraordinary Means”is a “heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about the miracles of first love and second chances.”
“Brave Enough,” by Cheryl Strayed
A collection of inspiring quotes drawn from the wide range of Strayed’s writings that capture her wisdom, courage and humor. “Brave Enough” is an irresistible read for the individual looking to be a little bit braver.