9. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is a novel about identity and creating a new life from an old one. It’s a story of self-reinvention, which is the essence of starting over.
10. Warrior of Light by Paulo Coehlo Warrior of Light gives us a great example of what we’d like to become after our fresh start: a warrior. Coehlo tells us that the warrior accepts failure gracefully while appreciating the miracle of life, all while striving to become a bigger, better person.