When Breath Becomes Air – by Paul Kalanithi
A moving memoir written as the author faces terminal illness at the age of 36. He wrestles with important questions of life and what makes it worth living while facing death.
You Won’t Always Be This Sad – by Sheree Fitch The author allows us to share in the experience of grief after the death of her son at age 37. A profound and moving read.
Being Mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end – by Atul Gawande An excellent read written by a surgeon with great insight. He looks at the modern practice of medicine and how it has changed how we die. Written with great compassion and lots of great examples, it makes us think about how we want to die and what is important in the end.