My guest today is Jerrell Everett, a Florida reader who is serious about creating her ideal reading life. When Jerrell had kids and found herself picking up books less and less, she took action to maintain her reading life by enforcing a routine. And when she decided it was time to branch out from her comfort zone of nonfiction and introduce more novels into her rotation, she took action again… by reaching out to WSIRN for help.
Today, Jerrell and I are talking about parenthood, complex family stories, and the tricky task of avoiding book hangovers. Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● Listening with My Heart, by Heather Whitestone
● What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff
♥ A Woman is No Man, by Etaf Rum
● The Last Romantics, by Tara Conklin
● The Dearly Beloved, by Cara Wall
● The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
♥ The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
♥ And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready, by Meaghan O’Connell
▵ The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, by Anissa Gray
● Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane
● I Miss You When I Blink, by Mary Laura Philpott
● Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
● You Are the Girl for the Job: Daring to Believe the God Who Calls You, by Jess Connolly
● Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott
● Honor, by Elif Shafak
● Three Daughters of Eve, by Elif Shafak
● The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo
● Dominicana, by Angie Cruz
● The #ReadWithJenna book club, via the Today Show
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What do YOU think Jerrell should read next?