Spring and the end of the school year are always the busiest times, but I still managed to read quite a few books. It’s the only thing I do in a place where I can zone out everything else and completely relax. …as I’ve said many times, I love multigenerational family dramas mixed with historical fiction.
Eve’s house Sadeka Johnson This is the story of two black teenage girls in the 1950s who have taken very different paths (and come from completely different backgrounds). The book follows each of their lives as their lives coincide and eventually collide in unexpected ways. It deals with interracial relationships, the expectations of women’s roles during this period, and contrasts the lives of women who grew up in poverty with those who married wealthily. I don’t remember how I found this book, but it was a wonderful surprise and will be her one of my best reads of the year.
yo beauty Anne Napolitano I had heard a lot of great things about this book, but it lived up to the hype for me.My only regret is hearing it on audio. This is the story of William, who grew up in a home of grief with little upbringing, but found basketball to be his salvation. He meets and marries a certain Julia. little woman) and so begins the story of how he will be interwoven with his family over the decades. It deals with mental illness, strained family relationships, loss and, of course, love. The characters are very realistic and I highly recommend it.
Trespassing Louise Kennedy Well, this was an amazing discovery. I hadn’t heard a word about it (although it was published in November), but it will be one of my top reads this year. It is set in fall into a relationship. The ending completely blew me away. Loved, loved, loved. Why don’t more people talk about it?
signal fire Dani Shapiro Heartbreaking and heartwarming, another amazing family drama. Learn about the lives of two families who live across the street and how their lives have intersected in important ways over the years. They are not necessarily friends, but rather acquaintances, in very different seasons of life, one family young and the other an empty nest. An unexpected friendship was born, I loved learning what was going on behind their respective front doors over the years and finally bringing them together. is.
All My Not Up Life Beth Moore I have never actually done a Bible study with Beth Moore or read any of her books. I’ve seen But I can’t tell you how much I loved this memoir. I ended up listening to it, and if you listen to the book, I recommend the audio. She loved the honest yet graceful way she spoke about growing up in the church, sexual abuse. He also talks about difficulties. I was particularly concerned with her decision, as an adult, to leave the sect that had been a part of her life, and the heartache she has experienced in the process in recent years. You may not even know who Beth Moore is, but I guarantee you this.
Bonus: i am currently reading pineapple street (Another new release) By Jenny Jackson, I’m only about 10% into it, but I like it so far.
What have you read recently?
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