'Rising Strong' by Brené Brown
Favorite quote: "There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise."
'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho
Favorite quote: "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite quote: "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."
'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee
Favorite quote: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." (Check out these mind-blowing facts about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.)
'On My Own' by Diane Rehm
Favorite quote: "I don’t believe in closure. What does it really mean? Does it mean the closing of a door, the locking up of memories, the refusal to allow a flow of consciousness that may involve some measure of grief?"
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky
Favorite quote: "We accept the love we think we deserve."
'Love Warrior' by Glennon Doyle Melton
Favorite quote: "Beautiful means ‘full of beauty.’ Beautiful is not about how you look on the outside, beautiful is about what you’re made of. Beautiful people spend time discovering what their idea of beauty on this earth is. They know themselves well enough to know what they love, and they love themselves enough to fill up with a little of their particular kind of beauty each day."
'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou
Favorite quote: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." (You'll want to memorize these other Maya Angelou quotes too.)
'When Breath Becomes Air' by Paul Kalanithi
Favorite quote: "It cannot be doubted that each of us can only see part of the picture. The doctor sees one, the patient another, the engineer a third, the economist a fourth, the pearl diver a fifth, the alcoholic a sixth, the cable guy a seventh, the sheep farmer an eighth, the Indian beggar a ninth, the pastor a tenth. Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete."
'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green
Favorite quote: "As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."