#1 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. New Read. It took me a little bit to get into this story, but the further I read, the more interested I got. I could see all too well how this book must have impacted a lot of people when it was first published.
#2 Stolen Innocence "My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer. New read. This was a very captivating, honest, courageous telling of the life of this young woman. I could not imagine what it must have been like to be forced into marriage at the age of fourteen.
#3 A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard. New read. Wow. The true life retelling of a very courageous young woman. I can't imagine what it must be like to spend one day in captivity, let alone to have to endure it for eighteen years. Jaycee Lee Dugard is truly and amazing woman.
#4 The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. New read. This is the inspiring true story of Corrie Ten Boom who, along with her family, rescued several Jews from suffering at the hands of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi soldiers. Together they worked with the underground Resistance to provide shelter, ration books, papers, and whatever else was needed by those they took into their home. Eventually they were found out, arrested, and taken to a concentration camp. When the war was over, Corrie dedicated her life to helping others and doing missionary work.
#5Where Mercy is Shown, Mercy is Given by Duane 'Dog' Chapman. New read. This is the story of the famous bounty hunter, Dog. I enjoyed learning more about his life and how hard he's worked to change from the man he was when he was younger, into the man he is today.