11s List: Uncomfortable Reads That Were Totally Worth It

August 10, 2017 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Some of the most life-altering moments originate in discomfort.

Child birth, for instance, though discomfort may be a bit of an understatement.

Anal. I can’t speak to that, but. . . I’ve heard some stuff.

On a serious note, I think we can all recall clearly in our lives a moment where someone called us on our shit, or opened our eyes to something we hadn’t seen before that made us question our beliefs. Those aren’t pleasant feelings, but they can alter our paths, usually in a positive way.

Similarly, we’ve all read books – and if you haven’t, you’re not reading the RIGHT books – that challenged our thought process, whether about love or something in the bigger picture. We struggled reading it, but felt like we were better people for having taken it on. Maybe it just introduced us to a new genre, or maybe it changed us in a meaningful, permanent way. Those are the stories that stick with us.

Here are our 11 picks for books that made us squirm – and not always in a sexy way – but made us better for it. (Nikki)

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