Become Inspired! a booklist by Miranda Forrest

There’s a new display in the library featuring books to inspire YOU!

These books contain stories of triumph over adversity, and tell tales of survival. Other books contain advice to guide you to success, showing how athletes and artists achieved greatness.  

corneredCornered: Hijinks, Highlights, Late Nights and Insights by Ron MacLean

In Ron MacLean’s first book he entertains with his quick wit, sharing inside accounts from his early days as a radio announcer to his time hosting Hockey Night in Canada. Containing hilarious and inspiring stories, MacLean has been there for many of Canada’s sports milestones over the past few decades, and he shares his experiences here.

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens by Sean Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide by Sean Covey

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

bounceBounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed

Filled with interesting and helpful insights, Bounce offers a look at hidden clues to success. Former Olympian Matthew Syed explores our competitive nature, revealing how competition can provide an explanation into the most controversial issues of our time.

Sports Leaders & Success: 55 Top Sports Leaders & How They Achieve Greatness

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan & the World He Made by David Halberstam

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy

Keane: The Autobiography by Roy Keane

Moneyball: The Art of Winning and Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

longrunThe Long Run: A New York Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long

Pushed to the brink of death after being struck by a bus while cycling, Matt endured psychological consequences that were just as punishing as his injuries. This book features his story as this elite athlete struggled against the odds to compete again.

Playing with Fire: The Highest Highs and Lowest Lows of Theo Fleury by Theo Fleury

My Greatest Day: 50 People, 50 Greatest Moments by Scott Morrison

No limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps

Pipe Dreams: A Surfer’s Journey by Kelly Slater

tigerThe Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

A man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote Russian village in the winter of 1997. Horrifyingly, the tracking team discovers that these are not random attacks, but an animal out for vengeance. We read the struggle facing the lead tracker as he hunts down the tiger, revealing insight into the relationships of man and nature as well as predator and prey.

How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely

Ideas and Opinions: Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

buddhaBuddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra takes us on the journey of a young prince who abandons his inheritance to discover his true calling. With an iconic journey that will change the world forever, we follow Siddhartha through his life as he deals with love, murder, and betrayal and overcomes it all to achieve enlightenment.

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Wonder by R. J. Palacio


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