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6 New Books To Read This Month

Is it just me, or has there been an influx of amazing books lately? I can’t get enough! Here are 6 recent reads that I’ve enjoyed. I hope you do too!

One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

You may be familiar with Scaachi Koul as a Culture Writer for Buzzfeed. This debut collection of personal essays includes passages about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants, addressing sexism and stereotypes, her career ambitions and the struggles of navigating a modern day love life.

The Rules Do Not Apply by Airel Levy

“When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.” This memoir was gut punching and riveting. A must-read on my list.

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

“When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything. But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.”

My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

I must admit, I never heard much about Coretta Scott King, the wife, and so much more, of Martin Luther King Junior. Here in this book she tells her story, as a woman filled with strength and passion, through a fight for equality. After reading this, I found my new hero.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

“From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.”

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

When former news journalist Rachel experienced an on-air meltdown she not only lost her job but her sense of self. When she marries, things started looking up. But how can you tell if you really know a person? This psychological thriller deals with themes of mental illness, secrets, and marriage. This book started out strong and ended a little weak, but overall it was a good read.

What are you reading? Visit @PhillyBookClub for more book recommendations.

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