My list of books (those that represent me in some way):
1. The Happy Room by Catherine Palmer - this book is the story of adult missionary kids with flashbacks of their lives growing up in Africa. As a missionary kid myself, this book really resonated. It gives a great perspective of some challenges that missionary kids face.
2. The Childless Revolution: What It Means to be Childless Today by Madelyn Cain - as someone who has chosen not to have children, this book is great for understanding the childfree better and reasons behind the choice
3. Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person by Barrie Jaeger - I'm a highly sensitive person and this book was great at helping to explain things about myself. A great resource for those who work with highly sensitive persons and being able to understand them better.
4. The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers - while I've never been raped or been pregnant, this book resonated with me in the college that the main character attended. Their reaction to her was so similar to how my college would have reacted to the same situation. This book just really hit home for me in the attitudes of others.
5. Biblioholism by Tom Raabe - this book is just the totality of being a book-lover, addicted to books, it just encapsulates the whole book experience.