Books I Recommend You Read [May]

Monday, May 31, 2021


 It's been great weather this month for reading on the porch and I read a few really great books. Check them out below!

Shooting Out the Lights by Kim Fairley
The author, Kim, tells the true story of how she married an older man and begins to achieve her dream life.  Of course, something has to go wrong and it does.  Her husband's past is the new problem and this book tells the story of gun violence, marital stress, and trying to heal.  An extremely relatable read, this book is! I could barely put it down!
The Ghost Marriage by Kirsten Mickelwait
I love memoirs and Kirsten doesn't disappoint with this one.  She returns to San Francisco hoping to further her career and meet someone to marry and have a family with. She does meet someone of course, but 2 decades later he isn't who he used to be, misusing money, addicted to opioids, and having an affair.  Kirsten does leave him but tragedy strikes when he dies and leaves behind debt for her to deal with.  However as she tries to move forward she receives communications from him and when I tell you this book is good and relatable, I mean it!
Sandwiched - A Memoir of Holding on and Letting Go by Laurie James
This is a very well written memoir of how one woman ends up being caught between dealing with her own life and caring for her mother.  She describes how she navigates ALL her struggles at the same time and while it's exhausting it's very motivating to read about the struggles and the successes of one person's life.  

Paper Airplanes by Tabitha Forney
A beautifully tragic novel about Daniel who perished on 9/11 and his widow Erin, left behind, and how she attempts to cope over the years and grapple with all of the unknowns. This book was so well written I felt every emotion Erin did.  And it tells a tale that I'm sure many have experienced that actually had loved ones in those towers on that fateful day. 
 What have you read lately?

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