I have been looking forward to my July Book of The Month Club box since July 1st and it has finally arrived at my doorstep!
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Question: Is it considered stalking if you’re constantly looking out the window and waiting for the mail carrier to see if he/she has a box to deliver? Asking for a friend…
With that being said, please check out my much anticipated July reads below!
Book: “The Beauty in Breaking” by Michele Harper
Genre: Non Fiction/ Memoir
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
“Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.
In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken–physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.
The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky. How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.”
Blogger’s Note: I was naturally drawn to this book as a I have a background in health care. I can’t wait to read this one and see what point of view and discussion the author provides.
Book: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
“Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”
Blogger’s Note: This one has been on the top of my To Be Read (TBR) list for a while now. The author Taylor Jenkins Reid proved herself to be an outstanding writer with her novel, “Daisy Jones and the Six.” I can’t wait to dive into this one as it is sure to be a juicy read, filled with drama!