Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy, edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll: There were several different academic perspectives in this response to Hillbilly Elegy, which I read previously. There are certainly some parts of his story that did not sit right with me – especially the patronizing tone and this helped give me vocabulary for some of the social, economic and political issues I took with his argument.
The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco: I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel! I listened to this as an audio book and was taken away with the setting of 1887 Washington Territory. If a fast moving romp with opium is your speed, this might be worth picking up!