Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo: A heartfelt memoir from Harjo, who’s poetry I enjoy. There were some bleak pieces to her story but I found this to be a worthwhile and fast read.
What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood: I hated this book. It was on display at the library and I thought it would be right up my alley. Instead, it was full of platitudes and see-both-sides. The main message continues to be “ask for help, let your standards fall” like anyone actually comes to your house when you have a new baby and cleans a thing for you! Like your boss does not expect you to be back 12 weeks later, without missing a damn beat. Modern motherhood is hard and not worrying about the dusting is not the damn issue.
Sharp Objects by Jillian Flynn: OK – what happened did this woman’s mama do to her to write such incredibly twisted and vile mothers? I did find myself completely sucked into the plot twists and I would be interested in catching the miniseries.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabell Allende: I did not even finish book. It felt like a mishmash of two completely different genres/plots she wanted to explore. I love so much of her other writing, I was really disappointed to not be swept along with this one.