Tag Archives: Uplifting

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch AlbomTitle:  Tuesdays With Morrie

Author:  Mitch Albom

Call #: 378.12 ALB

Imagine a mentor that helped shape your life, a person who genuinely cared about you and your future.  This person gave you advice when you were young that seemed to extend to every area of your life, then and now. For Mitch that person was an old college professor named Morrie. Over the years life interferes and people lose touch, but if you had the opportunity to ask your mentor life’s big questions, would you? Mitch did and became Morrie’s student once again; except this time the course was about LIFE. This is an extremely thought provoking book that will tug at your heart strings.

Recommended by:  Crystal

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild by Cheryl StrayedTitle:  Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Author:  Cheryl Strayed

Call #:  BIOGRAPHY STRAYED

A young 26-year old Cheryl decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to try and heal herself from her mother’s death and a divorce.  She had no experience as a long-distance hiker so didn’t really realize what she would encounter. The result is a warm, sometimes very funny adventure in which she meets some very eclectic characters. Extremely well-written and informative.  Her journey takes place for 3 months over 1,100 miles of trail. It makes you wonder if you’d be capable of enduring it. Reads like a very enjoyable fiction book! Highly recommended.

Recommended by:  Deb

Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

Jim the Boy by Tony EarleyTitle:  Jim the Boy

Author:  Tony Earley

Call #:  EAR

It is 1934 in rural North Carolina and 11 year old Jim, his mother and uncles are all watching the electricity poles go up around town.  In this coming-of-age story, the reader watches with a nostalgic eye as Jim and his town grow and change. This is a heart-warming and timeless story for any reader looking for a “good read.”

Recommended by:  Becky

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture by Randy PauschTitle:  The Last Lecture

Author:  Randy Pausch

Call #:  158.1 PAU

Many teachers are asked to think of their last time they will speak in front of a class. They are to think of their last days and what they would want their legacy to be.  Randy is a dying; but he refuses to let that stop him from telling the world how to really achieve your childhood dreams. The Last Lecture is an extremely inspirational story that will make you sit up and take notes.

Recommended by:  Crystal

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady UdallTitle:  The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

Author:  Brady Udall

Call #:  UDA

Edgar is a half-apache, half white child whose life the reader enters when his head is crushed under the wheel of the mailman’s truck.  After a miracle recovery, Edgar is abandoned by his family and begins a remarkable journey. This is an uplifting and inspiring story of a truly unique and lovable protagonist. Fans of John Irving will love this novel.

Recommended by:  Becky