Inspired by @kellymm55
  1. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
    I remember reading this as a young child and realizing that every story truly does have many sides and perspectives. I think it has helped me be better at listening and discerning.
  2. Ella Enchanted
    My best friend in 6th grade bought me this book at a school book fair. It was my first introduction into the fantasy genre. It was the book that single-handedly turned me into a life-long reader. @classyAF Hat tip to you!
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Kvothe's world is where I most want to live: even with scrael and a-holes like Ambrose and Hemme in positions of power. This is the first book I recommend to everyone I meet and I will talk about its brilliance until the day I die.
  4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    This book is full of deep character lessons on humility, integrity, and kindness. It has been foundational in forming the person I am.
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir
    This book has turned me into an enthusiastic problem solver. Whenever faced with a hurtle, I now ask myself, "What would Mark Watney do?"
  6. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
    An inspiring non-fiction work about living a life that is meaningful, not shallow. I try to reread it every few years.
  7. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
    Spiritual disciplines like fasting, silence, solitude, and simplicity are transformative practices that I've yet to incorporate regularly in my life. I highlighted the first sentence in the forward and never stopped highlighting. "It is amazing that squiggles on a page can change the hearts and minds of men."