The Dutch House – I started this at the beginning of COVID and then put it down. I couldn’t focus. I returned and glad I did. An interesting story about family, survival and the choices you make.
The Mountains Sing – A beautiful multi-generational book about growing up in Vietnam war and the toll it took on the country and a family.
The Vanishing Half – I loved The Mothers and picked up the Vanishing Half the day it came out. A fantastic read about family, race, and the ties that bind. Page-turner
Untamed – Every woman should read this book. Loved it.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Love a good detective tale.
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family – An incredible insight into a family traumatized by mental illness and the search for help.
My Dark Vanessa – Next generation Lolita. Incredible book.
32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line Eric Ripert – I have read countless memoirs from chefs and most I do not finish. This is worthy read. Ripert is top in his field. This book is honest, authentic and gives insight into him, his success and how hard it is to succeed in the restaurant business. Loved it.
Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart – A family ravaged by drug and alcohol abuse in Scotland in the 1980’s all told through a child’s point of view.
Trust Exercise Susan Choi – A dark funny coming of age novel.
Uncanny Valley, a Memoir, Anna Wiener – A document of being a millenial in the tech world. Extremely well written and page turning.
The End of Lonliness Benedict Wells – One of my favorite books in awhile. I am still thinking about it. A Germany family of 3 children lose their parents and life changes. The youngest takes the reader with him through love, loss, trauma and wondering about how life might have been if his parents had survived.