I thought I'd share some of them with you, in case you are looking to add to your lists. There are a few "speechie" type books, but not all of them have to do with special needs.
1. Carly's Voice ~ by Arthur Fleischmann
-If you aren't aware, Kristin over at [simply speech] is hosting a summer book club for speechies! Number one on the list was Carly's Voice. It tells the story of a girl with autism written by her dad. It shares the struggles and daily life of living with a child with special needs. She eventually learns to type on a computer to communicate. Love it so far!
2. Schuyler's Monster ~ by Robert Rummel-Hudson
-I read this one last week. This is a similar book written by a father of a child with a communication disorder. Although I didn't love some of the harsh language and didn't agree with all of his thinking, this book was a very interesting read. It was good to be able to see through the parents' eyes and think of situations from their perspectives.
3. A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny ~ by Amy Julia Becker
-I'm excited to read this book. A mother tells her journey of having a daughter with Down's Syndrome and the struggles and joys that come with it.
4. Wonder ~ by RJ Palacio
This book was recommended to me by a couple of my blog readers (thank you!). It's a fiction story about a 10-year-old boy with facial abnormalities who goes to school for the first time after being homeschooled. Even though it's written for kids, it definitely piqued my interest.
5. Kisses From Katie ~ by Katie Davis
Katie tells the story of how at 18, she moved from her comfortable life in the US to Uganda in order to serve the people and orphans in Africa and to follow God's call. She ended up adopting like 14 kids and inspires others to touch lives - one at a time.
6. Is There Anybody Out There? ~ by Mez McConnell
Mez shares his story from childhood abuse, violence, and drugs to ending up in prison. It tells of how he escaped a world of despair and discovered a hope that changed his life.
7. How People Change ~ by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp
The book description from Amazon says it better than I ever could:
"What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you've ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be."
Random yes, but good. This book shares the secrets of how French women stay slim and healthy but do not diet. It's full of recipes and insight to help women live healthy and full lives.
9. What Alice Forgot ~ by Liane Moriarty
Gotta have a good fiction novel in there somewhere. Alice is 29, happily married, and pregnant but wakes up one day to find herself 39 with 3 kids and getting a divorce. She has to put the pieces of her life together to figure out what went wrong.
10. Sons of Encouragment ~ by Francine Rivers
I have read every single book by Francine Rivers. If you haven't read any of her books yet, I recommend starting with Redeeming Love. It's one of my favorite books ever. I realized that I hadn't read Sons of Encouragement and immediately put it on my list. Any and all books by her are amazing and I know this one won't be any different.
What's on your list? Please share!! :) :)