Thank you Amazon for the free books from around the globe! This one was absolutely heartbreaking. I hesitated deciding this was a “pick” because it was so sad, but it is definitely a story that needed to be told.
In an attempt to find an audiobook both my husband and I would like on a 6 hour drive, we came across this one. I thought it was interesting but I think I would‘ve enjoyed it better in text form because I felt like I needed to look back at certain details.
Full disclosure: I was reading this while I was also reading “The Witness Wore Red.” At points I wasn‘t a huge fan of this; this book read a little more like a text book in some places. Regardless, it was so cool to get the history of the FLDS while reading the personal narrative of Rebecca Musser and her struggles and law suits against the FLDS.
Finished this audio book this morning. Non fiction that reads like (or listens like) fiction is my favorite. Often, when I read about fundamental religious groups or cults, the people telling the story were in it for a short time or always on the outskirts. This story being told basically from the perspective of FLDS royalty was fascinating.
It is so easy to point at victims and say “why didn‘t you leave?” a thousand times. This heartbreaking, intimate story of domestic violence shows how deep into a toxic relationship you can get without even realizing it. A beautiful story of survival and thriving after tragedy. #brave #adelebellis
Used my snow day last week to read about the Radium Girls. So heartbreaking. I was continually shocked by how medical records were hidden from individuals and how silenced women were when fighting for basic human rights. It was truly sickening how long these companies were able to control public opinion. #radiumgirls
I had such high hopes for this book and it turned out to be so predictable. I was expecting some big plot twist that never came. I think it‘s time for a genre change because I am a little tired of entire lives being ruined simply because people can‘t communicate properly. #botm #bookofthemonth #littefireseverywhere
I found that she rambles on quite a bit about certain things just stating her opinions. I wish it had more stories from her life. Those were the most powerful things to read. Other than that, a quality quick read. 👍🏼 #botm #bookofthemonth #scaachikoul
Finished up some baking and The Husband's Secret. It delivered everything I expect from Liane Moriarty: a slow starter that turns into a page turner towards the end. It did stress me out a bit to think about children paying for the sins of their parents, which seemed to be the whole theme of the book. #bookclub #thehusbandssecret #lianemoriarty
I would be lying if I said this book wasn't a little difficult to read. You are literally reading the thoughts of a woman (which often change quickly, as thoughts do). You jump back and forth in time with the author and sometimes I got a little lost. With all that being said, still really enjoyed this! #handmaidstale #readingwithpenny
My airplane read. Not super crazy about it though I did like the concept. With so many names and families that are spoken about frequently, it was hard to keep up. I had to continually refer to the family tree in the front which was annoying. #perfectlittleworld #bookofthemonth #botm #bookclub