My reading life was a little lacking this month. My Netflix life, however, was thriving. I started reading a lot of books, but had trouble finishing any of them. The ones I did manage to finish were great though. So I will share with you my very short list of book I read this month!
The Sound of Gravel
This book was amazing. It is about the life of Ruth Wariner, the 39th of her fathers 42 children. Ruth belongs to a polygamous Mormon group in Mexico. The horrors that Ruth and her siblings face are far worse than anything I can imagine. The families have little money, and many of the children are malnourished. Their living arrangements are inadequate at best, and in many situations, dangerous. Ruth is frequently left to care for her many brothers and sisters when she is barely old enough to care for herself. However, throughout the entire book she never seems to be searching for pity. Ruth is a beautiful writer, and although there were many times that I wanted to stop reading (the book was fairly disturbing) I was hooked until the last page.
The Sun is Also a Star
As this was one of my book selections for the 2017 Reading Challenge, I dedicated an entire post to my review. To summarize, this is a book about two teenagers in New York City who, seemingly by fate, meet and fall in love. It was engaging and so well written. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves good Young Adult fiction.
The Course of Love
The Course of Love covers the often over-looked topic of what happens after couple’s “happily ever after”. The story is mostly through the husbands eyes, with commentary from a seemingly impartial observer throughout. This made it feel like not only was it fiction, but it also provided very valuable life lessons. The story felt so real, and highly relatable, and I enjoyed it immensely.
That’s all I’ve been reading in March. What books have you been loving lately?