This Weekend’s Best Reads

This weekend, take time for yourself and pick up a good book. We have the low down on all the best buys this month. You will want to get stuck into these.

Girls Burn Brighter: Shobha Rao

When Poornima and Savitha meet in a rural Indian village, neither would have imagined the trials and tribulations that they each will face. They are so busy reveling in their new friendship that they don’t even think about the future. They know eventually, Poornima will be married, and Savitha will continue to work so her younger sisters can have dowries. When this time comes, the girls will have to hold on to the memories of each other to pull through their difficult times. This is a story of strength and womanhood.

Whiskey And Ribbons:Leesa Cross-Smith

Just before she’s due to give birth, the unthinkable happens to Evangeline: Her beloved husband, Eamon, is killed on the front line. Two weeks later, she has a baby boy. Eamon’s adopted brother, Dalton, is the only person who can join Evi in that place of deep grief, and an a strong bond forms between them. As narrators, Eamon, Dalton, and Evi weave a story of love, loss, and family. This is a must read that you will not be able to put down.

Educated: Tara Westover

Westover had an unconventional upbringing. Her and her six older siblings lived in the mountains of Idaho. Her father, a devout Mormon, didn’t believe in conventional schooling or government aid, so Tara was 17 the first time she was in a classroom. And yet: Tara, felt that inner strength and power to educate herself, she went to college, and then received a PhD from Cambridge. This gripping story shows a woman’s world being opened through education. It is inspiring and definitely worth a read.