1. The Glass Castle- Jeannette Walls
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    Amazing book about a dysfunctional family and the child who rose above it. One of my favorite books ever.
  2. Half Broke Horses- Jeannette Walls
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    Another stellar book by Jeannette Walls. This one is about her grandmother, Lily.
  3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail- Cheryl Strayed
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    Following a divorce and loss of her mother, Cheryl hikes more than 2,000 miles on the PCT. It made me want to hike. Someday I would like to accomplish a massive hike like this but on a much smaller scale.
  4. Heavier than Heaven- Charles R. Cross
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    This is a biography on Kurt Cobain. It's a real, unbiased look at his life, which was way more fucked up than I previously thought.
  5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)- @mindy
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    ❤️
  6. Why Not Me?- @mindy
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    More ❤️
  7. Yes Please- Amy Poehler
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    Very good read...it made me an even bigger fan.
  8. Food: A Love Story- @JimGaffigan
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    Literally a book about favorite foods he's eaten and food in general. As a foodie, this appealed to me and further made me want all the food!
  9. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: True(ish) Tales of an Overachieving Underachiever- Jen Mann
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    I read this based on title alone and loved it.
  10. Driving With Dead People- Monica Holloway
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    More family dysfunction. She finds a friend outside of her abusive home, whose father owns the local funeral home. Excellent book!
  11. I'm Down: A Memoir- Mishna Wolff
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    Another great one about a white girl who doesn't feel "down" enough to live her neighborhood, which is primarily black. She is raised by her father, who is always on a mission to make her "down."
  12. Positive: A Memoir- Paige Rowl
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    Paige was born HIV+ after her mother acquired the virus from her father. This is her story as she grows up in Indianapolis. Very powerful story and message.
  13. Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Libary- Don Borchert
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    Mr. Borchert was an assistant librarian in a branch of the LA Public Library. This book kind of makes me want to be a librarian. Interesting stories like I had never imagined would go down in the library.
  14. Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time- Michael Perry
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    The author moves back to his small hometown of New Auburn, WI to write. He joins the volunteer fire department to re-meet his neighbors and develop a sense of belonging to the community that he grew up in once again. Lots of stories about characters in his life, calls he goes on as a first responder and family and friends.
  15. Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding- Jessie Sholl
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    Just like the title states, a daughter describes her life and relationship with her mother, who is a hoarder. Interesting read. My only complaint is that the writing is all over the place. I think I would've liked it more had it been written in a more chronological order.
  16. The Call of the Farm- @RochelleBilow
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    I kind of want to live on a farm for a year now...
  17. The Girl's Guide To Homelessness- Brianna Karp
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    I loved and hated this book. Read it for yourself and you'll probably understand!