What I’m Reading This Month – January 2019
The last fews months were a whirlwind of getting settled back home, in my new job, and into some sort of a routine. All of that transition means that there were a lot of GREAT books collecting dust on my bookshelf. This month I’m excited to jump into these three must reads:
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
This book was the talk of all my adoptee circles. Highly anticipated and exceedingly well received, Nicole Chung’s memoir, All You Can Ever Know, tells her story of being Korean, adopted, and uncovering a hidden history. Even though I’m only a couple chapters in, I’ve already recommended this book to another Korean adoptee who has just started her own adoptee journey. Chung’s book is accessible to a general audience while still touching on some of the common themes of identity and belonging among adoptees.
Heavy: An American Memoir
As soon as I heard the news of Kiese Laymon’s Heavy, I knew I had to grab a copy. But, I also knew that I would need to set aside some time to really take in this book. I wasn’t wrong. Over the winter break, I grabbed a coffee, a comfy seat, and began reading Heavy, and that, folks, is how I found myself fighting back tears on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon while sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops.
Earlier last fall the announcements for Michelle Obama’s book tour set all of my friends into a frenzy. Luckily a couple friends and I were able to snag tickets for the Dallas stop. So last month, we relished her presence as she shared lessons she learned in becoming a woman, mother, and first lady.