Read Across America 2017 and What I’m Reading Now // Books

Today is Read Across America day, which is an initiative to help kids become great readers, but I figured it was a great day to highlight what I’m reading or wanting to read! My goal is to get lots and lots of in-depth reviews here on the blog, but I wanted to give quick snippets about the books on my wishlist to celebrate a day dedicated to reading (which is a great day, in my opinion).

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Hillbilly Elegy: I’m still processing this one…it was a heavy read. It focuses on poverty and the cycle of abuse and trauma endured by many children in impoverished areas in the U.S. I’ve got a lot of thoughts about it and hopefully, I can get them down into a cohesive blog soon, so stay tuned! It’s a beautiful, dark, and intensely moving book.

Scrappy Little Nobody Due to my children’s obsession with Trolls, I want to read this much lighter, happier book about Anna Kendrick, the actress. I like her in several movies, and I enjoy biographies for a change of pace. I am trying to read one non-fiction book a month at minimum to broaden my horizons!

The Call: I read This is the Water by Yannick Murphy last year and it was FANTASTIC. Super creepy, deft storytelling, I couldn’t put it down. I recommend that one for sure, and bought this one recently to follow up on such a great author.

The Family Gene: This one isn’t even out yet. I put it on my Amazon wishlist, and saw it in my copy of Real Simple this month. It’s about a woman who finds out that she has a rare private genetic mutation, something only seventeen people have in the world; and they are all members of her family. I have been fascinated by true medical stories since nursing school, and am very excited to read it when it comes out.