Book: “Moms Don’t Have Time To” by Zibby Owens
Genre: Non Fiction Anthology
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Blogger’s Note: Thank you to Uplit Reads and the Author/Publisher for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This anthology is a smart collection of essays from various authors covering a range of topics including food to family to mental health and everything in between. Centering on family, love and the realities of pandemic life, these essays appeal to the reader’s humanity and provide a well rounded reading experience in regards to emotions. As a reader, I found myself laughing out loud one minute and then the book would pull on my heart strings the next.
Zibby Owens has crafted a beautiful collection that is unique and inspiring. Each essay is short and simple to read, while still immersive and meaningful. The book was beautifully curated and each piece could stand on its own. However, the essays fit together seamlessly like a puzzle with each piece in the perfect place.
There were some essays that stood out and really have stuck with me long after finishing the book. “Did I Kill My Book Club” had me laughing out loud. Conversely, Bonnie Tsui’s short work had me reminiscing and feeling the heartache that this pandemic has caused.
I loved this non fiction collection. The various authors each wrote spectacular essays in their own unique voice while sharing a common thread of family and love. The meaning behind this anthology is one that will leave an imprint on the reader’s heart forever.
Recommendation: I’d recommend this one for mothers or people who enjoy non fiction essays.
Also to note: money derived from the sales of this book are going to support COVID vaccine research as the author’s Mother-in-Law and Grandmother-In-Law both passed away from COVID recently. Want more information on the author and book? Check out the link here.