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5 Books To Inspire Your 2018

The new year is the best time to regroup, plan and conquer everything you want to accomplish in the months ahead. If you’re struggling to find the courage to approach your next obstacle or take that leap of faith into your next adventure, these are the books that will get you inspired to do more and work toward the person you want to be.

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1. Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience by Rebecca Faye Smith Galli

Becky Galli dreams of the perfect family she once had before the tragic passing of her brother. Now at age 20, she is determined to get back that ideal life, unaware of the challenges that lie ahead. When life takes several unexpected wrong turns, Becky must find peace in hardship and become a warrior for change. Becky’s experiences and will to keep going are the inspiration you’ll need to move through even the most devastating of times.

2. Brave by Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan knows what it’s like to grow up in the spotlight and in her debut memoir, the actress and icon divulges what really happens behind the scenes of the competitive industry. Not willing to be molded to anyone’s liking, Rose continues to be the outspoken activist that everyone loves. When times get tough in the new year, get inspired by this strong woman who refuses to let anyone rain on her parade.

3. Heart Spring Mountain by Robin MacArthur

Vale left her small town in Vermont eight years ago but despite the separation, she returns home immediately upon hearing about the disappearance of her mother. The town she returns to is nothing like she remembered, but as she searches for answers about her mother’s whereabouts, she will stumble upon generations worth of secrets about her family that she never saw coming. This story about seeking the truth and reconnecting with family will have you inspired to tackle even the most impossible of goals this year.

4. The Moth Presents All These Wonders by Catherine Burns

In this collection of stories from renowned authors like Meg Wolitzer and Hasan Minhaj, a cast of unique characters will face their biggest challenges yet. From female spies on dangerous missions to curious astronomers with their head in the clouds, these honest stories will have you inspired to live a more open and authentic life. With a foreword written by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, this is the anthology you won’t want to miss.

5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

An oldie but a goodie, this award-winning memoir is one about the true ups and downs of childhood. Facing a difficult family life and tragic encounter with an older man, young Angelou knew that life had more to offer. Growing up and moving far away from her old life, Maya will find the true meaning of love and self-worth through the works of remarkable authors she looks up to and her own strong spirit. If you’re looking for a new start this year, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will give you the loving push you need.

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