I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Having never read this modern classic before, and knowing little about Angelou’s growing up years, listening to Angelou read her book out loud was both heartbreaking and heartening. This memoir made me ache for Angelou as a little girl and where our country has been, and in many ways, persists in being. But it also gave me hope in the power of words and lives lived bravely. I highly recommend the audiobook version.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

It took me a bit to get into this novel about love, loss, privilege, and sacrifice set in London during WWII. The first half plodded along for me. But I reached a point about half way through where I couldn’t put it down. By that time I was fully invested and wanted to know what happened and wanted to know it right away. I also learned things about WWII I didn’t previously know (the scale of the evacuation of children from London and the Siege of Malta).

Grandfather’s Dance

As a family we finished this last book in the Sarah Plain and Tall series just in time to start our Advent readings from the The Jesus Storybook Bible.

What have you been reading lately?

Linking up with Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy.

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