Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
This is a gem of a book. I guarantee that you will love it. Set in the 1870's, Jiles brings together two unlikely companions--Capt. Kidd, an itinerant news reader in Texas, and a white girl, about 10, rescued from the Kiowa Indians who kidnapped her. Kidd is charged with returning the girl to her closest living relatives. What ensues is an eventful and heartfelt tale about these two travelers, their journey, and what will happen when she and Kidd reach their final destination. It's an … [Read more...] about News of the World
This book is hilarious. If you're sensitive to the F-bomb, "get over it"! The truth is that this is a great book about learning to give a f*ck about the things that really matter in life. Manson urges us to take a look at what we really seem to care about and change those things. In other words, shift your values with the keystone question being "is this f*ck worthy?" Manson says most of the common things people care too much about include: impressing people, being right all the time, being … [Read more...] about The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
In his inspiring new book, Lidsky shares his remarkable journey from how he lost his sight in his teens to his subsequent triumph over his "disability." In fact, he became the first blind U.S. Supreme Court law clerk. Lidsky urges others to reject "self-limiting" assumptions and to create one's own reality. Lidsky writes: "Going blind is the blessing that showed me how to live with my eyes wide open." … [Read more...] about Eyes Wide Open
This book is an amazing story that certainly lived up to its reputation! The novel follows a 15-year-old slave named Cora as she escapes north via a literal network of underground tracks and trains (yes, in the book, the underground railroad is a real train). Whitehead said that he had avoided writing a book like this for a long time because it was hard for him to face something that scared him so much. I too was afraid to read it for the same reasons. But I dove in, and I couldn’t put it down! … [Read more...] about The Underground Railroad