In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
Diverse Reads / New to Me Author / Nonfiction: Memoir / Recent Release

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

With the current news about deportations and ICE arrests, it felt important to me to read a book from the perspective of someone who has experienced it firsthand.  Guerrero is not an immigrant herself, but her parents and older brother were born in Columbia.  Guerrero’s parents were deported when she was only fourteen years old, … Continue reading

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Challenges / Diverse Reads / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author / Nonfiction: Memoir / Recent Release

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s memoir of his childhood in South Africa is compelling reading for anyone who wants to know more about South Africa and apartheid.  At times humorous, and at times devastating, Noah brings his unique voice to this story.  He writes like he speaks, and many times in this book it felt like I was … Continue reading

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Highly Recommended / Nonfiction: Memoir / Recent Release

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I loved everything about this book. You’ve probably heard of Jenny Lawson by now, but if you haven’t, she writes a blog as The Blogess and a couple of years ago published her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Lawson’s writing is really unique; it’s humor combined with memoir, but that description doesn’t really … Continue reading