NIRMM 2016 Recommended Reading List Adults Edition

Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation ~~ By Robert J. Norrell

been there, done that: Family Wisdom for Modern Times ~~ By Al Roker and Deborah Roberts

Becoming Grandma ~~ By Leslie Stahl

Before I Forget ~~ By B. Smith

Between the World and Me ~~ By Ta-Neshi Coates

Entire Blessing Series By Beverly Jenkins*

Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul ~~By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hanse, Mark & Chrissy Donnelly and Jim Tunney

Color Calm Coloring Book ~~ By Valentina Harper

Cooking With the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry and Literary Fare ~~ By Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad ~~ By Eric Foner

Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling ~~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Kindred ~~ By Octavia E. Butler

Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters With Extraordinary Authors ~~ By Kate Gavino

Lullaby Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby ~~ Selected By Lee Bennett Hopkins

The Art of Memoir ~~ By Mary Karr

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks ~~ By Terry Tempest Williams

The One Year Book of Devotions for Women on the Go ~~ By Stephen Arterburn and Pam Farrel

Things Fall Apart ~~ By Chinua Achebe

Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books ~~ By Cara Nicoletti

Woodlawn: One Hope, One Dream, One Way ~~ By Todd Gerelds with Monk Schlabach

Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Lake to Wounded Knee ~~ By Shelley Fisher Fishkin


Read or reread inspirational books during designated November celebration month and beyond. Visit or Facebook/National Inspirational Role Models Month for more information.

*Heart of Gold from the Blessings Series By Beverly Jenkins will be featured at an official NIRMM 2016 celebration event, Chaney Book Club meeting on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Visit or Facebook/National Inspirational Role Models Month for additional information.