The list author says: "Books that make history intersting, women who despite being the underdog with no advantages prevail and thrive with just thier strong sense of the self, books for empowerment and spiritual growth that can open minds. Fiction that reads like nonfiction with compelling stories and ideas that must be discussed."
"A small Jewish community in set in the South. Can you keep your individuality and be in a strict fundamental community. This books makes you think, what motivates me to be good? Illistrates the difference between spirituality and organized religion."
"Chick Lit with Characters that are three dimensional. This book inspired me to make my own book club. 5 Women with different personalities form a book club that will forever bond them for life. Each member is fun and flawed and you love them for who they are and who they become."
"Historical Fiction set in the Belgian Congo. Each chapter is told from one of four daughters perspectives about being a family of missionaries in the Belgian Congo. Who is taught, what is learned, who is forever changed and converted? Not the natives. A must read for all to show life and spirituality in a new perspective."
"Martha Beck and her Husband are both PHD students at Harvard who are expecting a child with down syndrome. Re-evaluting life outside a the bubble of academia and how the strenght to listen and believe to your spiritual compass."
"Marth Beck daugher of the most prominent Mormon PHD Scholar. She is a Professor of Feminist and Womens Studies at BYU. While she is trying to live the Oxymoron She realizes the need to tell her story including, her Father's molestation. What is the cost of staying quiet and what is the cost of talking?"
"The Historical Fiction beginning during slavery through the Emancipaction proclamation. How women, loved and survived and thrived despite all the odds. Gut wrenching stories that give you gratitude for what you have and shame for what once was."
"Pychological Thriller and Chick lit. What you would do to save a child and what is the cost. Each chapter is told through a different families member's narrative, a tear jerker about living with Cancer."
"Non-Fiction short stories that are easy reads. Makes you think and re-think medicine and make you aware with realistic expections of what you can know and not know about science and the humans who perform it."
"Great way to interact with those around you. Figure out thier personality types. Figure what you can change and what is just part of thier DNA. Realize the strenghts (not just weaknesses) in each personality type"
"Time Magazine Author writes a summary and history of The Mormons. The most unbiased fair historical acount I've read (and I have read many.) The Ex-Mormons wish he would have said so much more. The Mormons wished he would have said much less with some positive "spin.""
"Brain Candy, suspense on Marketing and the corrupt Corporate America. Laugh outloud and great perspective. Who would you be in the corporate fishbowl? Brains can get you nowhere, you need wit and social strategy to survive and move up."