because both books have caused me to lose some lately. They kept me up way past my bedtime!
UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand, is an incredible biography of Louie Zamperini: Olympic runner, bombadier in WWII, POW in Japan, an inspiration! The cool thing about it is he is still living and is the same age as my Grandmother. The book takes me back to what the world was like in my grandparents' day. My favorite part of the book is when Louie's plane crashes into the Pacific and he floats for 40+ days. He is a regular MacGyver! I heard about this book from a friend in CWBS and also a preacher mentioned it from the pulpit when we were in Arkansas. I LOVE LOUIE AND HIS INCREDIBLE SPIRIT!
STILL ALICE, by Lisa Genova is another good one about a Harvard Law professor who has early onset Alzheimer's disease. The professor "tests" herself with the same questions each chapter to see if she is slipping mentally. It will really help you develop empathy for those that struggle with this disease. A little depressing, but I'm still glad I read it. It was a recommendation by MAB.