A Living Remedy – A memoir about adoption, the healthcare system, and the underbelly of so many who make just enough, on occasion, to make ends meet. An excellent read although the last few chapters espousing the extraordinary love of her parents could have been a bit buttoned up.
Small Mercies – A can’t-put-down thriller about South Boston in the height of the education wars when busing was mandated in 1974.
Pageboy – A deeply moving memoir that is incredibly well-written and gives great insight into how being trans or gay sits in the mind of that person as they try and navigate those feelings in a space that doesn’t always embrace who you are meant to be. This book is a gift to so many.
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World – The title tells the story. A bit long-winded but a fantastic read. A forgotten piece of history that changed the trajectory of WWII.
Skinfolk – A memoir written by the biological child of a couple who, in the ’70s, adopted children from different ethnical backgrounds creating a social experiment in their own home. Worthy read.
Old Flame – A one-day read for me. It speaks to friendship, motherhood, life, emotions, and just getting through the day. I loved it.
The Secret Book of Flora Lea – I could not put this book down. A page-turner, magical, a bond between siblings, and true love.
You Could Make This Place Beautiful – I loved this book. It is honest, and emotional, and speaks to all women.
Not Weakness: Navigating the Culture of Chronic Pain – A worthy read.
The Forgotten Girls – An insightful well-written book about life in America. Stuck with me.
The Guest – Cline is such a great writer but something about this main character that I found utterly depressing.
The Postcard – This has been a popular book in France for years. A deep portrait of a Parisian family looking into past secrets, the Holocaust, and memories that still are part of Europe’s narrative. A bit long but worth it.