It is time for another Backlist Book Picks list. Backlist Book Picks is our weekly feature where we share two backlist books that we loved. New releases are great, but there are so many older books that often get forgotten about.
For this week’s backlist book picks we are featuring two of my favorite memoirs. Some of my favorite books are memoirs. A good memoir often reads like fiction. In other words the saying that truth in stranger than fiction is often true.
But it takes more than a strange story to make it a great read. It also takes great writing. The two backlist memoirs I am featuring today are both so well written that I had a hard time putting them down once I started reading them.
This book was one of my favorite books of 2016 and it is one of my all time favorite memoirs. But it is one of those books that I hesitated to say I enjoyed it. I did enjoy it, but it is a tough book to read simple because the story is so sad.
It covers some hard real life stuff. I have heard people say that at points this book is hard to believe. And while I understand that point, I disagree with it. I think this book covers reality for far too many people. Most people either don’t realize that these things happen on or they don’t want to admit that they do.
If you want a real life look into a very dysfunctional family, this well written book will give it to you. If you like memoirs The Glass Castle is a must read!
I have read quite a few books by bloggers. All the Pretty Things is one of my favorites! In fact it is one of my favorite memoirs.
This is a real life story. It is a tough read in so many ways. It is one of those books that will bring you to tears. Your heart will break for what Edie and her family has gone through. But this story is also a story of survival, hope, and God’s grace.
Stories like this are all to common in our world, but they are not often talked about. I am so glad Edie choose to share her story.