Legendary author C.S. Lewis once said: “We read to know we are not alone.”
In honoring October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, a wonderful way to gain understanding, inspiration and collective healing, is by reading the personal journeys and testimonies from some amazing individuals whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Whether you are searching for a timely, thoughtful October read for your book club, or reading to receive perspective on this tough subject, our Book list for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has some incredibly moving titles for you to discover:
- “Promise Me: How A Sister’s Love Launched The Global Movement to End Breast Cancer” by Nancy G. Brinker – Nancy Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen, shares her personal tale of losing her sister to breast cancer and later being diagnosed as well. The promise Nancy shared with her sister, Suzy, launched the global breast cancer movement and is the driving force behind Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer.
- “Everybody’s Got Something” by Robin Roberts – The memoir of Robin Roberts, anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America combines humor and grace to tell her story about overcoming breast cancer, as well as following her mother’s priceless advice to “make your mess your message.” Robin shaped her life around her faith, family and friends, and found inner-strength she never knew existed.
- “The Dog Lived (And So Will I)” by Teresa Rhyne – This #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller reminds us just how amazing and smart our pets can be. For Teresa, her beagle Seamus provided a perfect example of how to be resilient and how to heal. Teresa fought her cancer diagnosis as Seamus fought his malignant tumor and together, they triumph.
The powerful pages from these books will hit home as well as shed light on the trials and tribulations faced by breast cancer survivors. We hope that you find inspiration in these titles. Do you have a particularly inspiring book about breast cancer that you’d like to share? Please let us know in the comments section below!