Currently Reading

Books I’m currently reading or recently completed.

Mrs. Everything-Goodreads Review

Jennifer Weiner skillfully recreates societal expectations for girls and women in the 1950’s and 1960’s. She includes vital details that women younger than I might not have experienced or imagined. I suggest this book to anyone interested in the emotional history of feminism.

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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel-Goodreads Review

Lisa Cron’s advice resonated with me. As I read this book, I highlighted sections, took written notes, and compiled the steps into a personalized worksheet. I began to understand why previous methods hadn’t worked for me. I’m excited to try her suggestions. She breaks down how to develop ideas, flesh out interesting characters, and build a novel layer by layer.

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What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What-ifs”-Goodreads Review

Chanel Reynolds’ story might be both the most difficult and the most important book you ever read. With unflinching honesty and raw emotion, she details what happens after her husband is fatally injured in a bicycle accident. She finds they hadn’t adequately planned for a worst case scenario and that made the aftermath so much more difficult.

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Atomic Habits-Goodreads Review

This book came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint. James Clear explains not only how habits form, but why we should pay attention. His advice is practical, positive, encouraging, and approachable.

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