Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Book 32 of 52: Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance I picked up this book after overhearing my family members discussing how much of our own family history they recognized within it. Deeply powerful, Hillbilly Elegy is a memoir about a family that is enticed to move from the Appalachian mountains to central Ohio by the... Continue Reading →

The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu

Book 31 of 52: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu. This book is tragically relevant. A former border patrol agent relives his experiences working in El Paso, Texas. “What I’m saying is that we learn violence by watching others, by seeing it enshrined in institutions. Then, even without choosing it, it becomes normal... Continue Reading →

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Book 27 of 52: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center. I needed a refresher book to kick off the month after reading so many dark stories in May. How to Walk Away was exactly what I needed. “When you don’t know what to do for yourself, do something for someone else.”

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I love reading books about women who have impacted the world. I Am Malala tells the remarkable true story of Malala Yousafzai, who, at the age of 15, was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of girls' education in her home country of Pakistan, and survived. Co-written by Yousafzai and Christina Lamb,... Continue Reading →


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