I read this in one sitting. I have been trying to fix some personal issues with little success. This book feels like instructions to help me succeed. Not every blunder is a reflection of my overall failure as a human being, and I now have an idea of how I can accomplish my dreams and begin living my life. I am inspired simply to be a better me.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom - The book that has stuck with me since 7th grade! It's not just another Holocaust book....this is a story about a woman's incredible faith in the worst of circumstances.
The Glass Castle: a Memoir / Jeannette Walls. A stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (2003, CD, Unabridged)