Top 5 Must Read Books

Wild By Cheryl Strayed

Wild is Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of her 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, beginning in the Mojave Desert and hiking through California and Oregon to the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. The book also contains flashbacks to prior life occurrences that led her to begin her journey. Seeking self-discovery and resolution of her enduring grief and personal challenges, at the age of 26, Strayed set out on her journey, alone and with no prior hiking experience.

The Defining Decade By Meg Jay

In The Defining Decade, Meg Jay argues that far from being an inconsequential stage of life, the twenty something years are in fact crucial to our future. It’s a guide to not feeling lost in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s from a clinical psychologist who sees young people. It’s a must read if you’re in your 20’s.

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

Mindy shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing you have a place in this world.

Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain.

It’s Not Yet Dark By Simon Fitzmaurice

This book explores the reality of living with a terminal and debilitating disease. It is honest and filled with both little and big moments of sadness and hope. While Fitzmaurice confronts his mortality on a regular basis, he continues to live and express his creativity. He is a strong advocate for ALS patients and others living with disabilities and believes that all people are entitled to the dignity of choice with regards to how they live their life.