Still Alice is a novel about a woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease. This book is a quick read, but is written so well and will definitely pull at your emotions. Warning: Read with a tissue!
Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir. I saw Kambri Crews telling stories from this memoir at a live show and SHE BLEW THE TOP OF MY HEAD OFF, she was so good. It's a great book, written by a tough and impressive chick.
Book: She's Come Undone Author: Wally Lamb Dolores Price, the main protagonist, has suffered almost every exploitation and familial travesty that exists. In Wally's book so many TRAGIC and uncanny things happen to her that you'll be unable to put the book down until you find out whether or not she finds a way to survive and find her own happiness. Her story is truly awe-inspiring.