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.
The Double Life of Benson Yu – A nuanced memoir about growing up in Chinatown, NY, in the 1980s. Strange science-fictionesque with life happening around this young pre-teen. I didn’t love it.
The American Way – A great read. Reminded me of Cavalier and Klay (a must-read). Post WWII, two men making their way into the world including a forgotten piece of history.
Commitment – Unclear why I did not put this down, but I didn’t, and plowed through the entire book. A book about family life, a single mother who enters an institution, and the three children she leaves behind. The children struggle; they each have different interests and are committed to each other and family, but perhaps I wanted more.
Hello Beautiful – Family is never easy. Great summer read, grab it for the beach!
The School for Good Mothers – Dystopian book that will scare the daylights out of you because these days it almost feels like this could happen.
Poverty By America – Everyone should read this book.
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change – The title says it all. Considering all of the new studies being done around drugs, it is quite an interesting read.