Nonfiction November Is Coming!!
Hello friends! Are you getting ready for Nonfiction November? Planning your TBR? In case you missed it, I’m joining four fabulous bloggers for Nonfiction November – check the announcement post here!
Are you into memoirs? I’m hosting TWO Buddy Reads on my Instagram page and would love to have you join us!
For the first half of the month, we will be reading Meghan and the Unmasking of the Monarchy by Andrew Morton
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went on a blind date in 2016, little did they know that the resulting whirlwind romance would lead not only to their marriage but ultimately to their eventual withdrawal from the royal family. From the joy and laughter of her wedding day to dark days when her mental health was so rocky she feared being left alone, Meghan’s life amongst the royals has been dramatic and tempestuous. She has now experienced the highs and lows of motherhood with Archie and Lilibet, and though she vowed to hit the ground running when she first joined the royal family, she felt–rightly or wrongly–that she ran full-tilt into a wall of prejudice and indifference.
With updates throughout the book and several entirely new chapters that provide a deep dive into the tumultuous journey Meghan has had in the wake of the royal wedding–acclimating to the demands of Buckingham Palace, the birth of her son Archie, and her and her husband’s decision to leave the royal family and forge a new life outside of England–this biography is the full and intimate story of Meghan’s life so far. Drawing on exclusive interviews with her family members and closest friends, and including never-before-seen photographs, Morton offers a window to the real Meghan as he reflects on the impact that she has had on the rigid traditions of the House of Windsor, as well as what the future might hold.
Check Instagram post for a GIVEAWAY on 10/22!
Next, we will be reading You Can’t Be Serious by Kal Penn
Check my post on 11/5 for a giveaway of this brand new memoir.
Book details: You Can’t Be Serious is a series of funny, consequential, awkward, and ridiculous stories from Kal’s idiosyncratic life. It’s about being the grandson of Gandhian freedom fighters, and the son of immigrant parents: people who came to this country with very little and went very far–and whose vision of the American dream probably never included their son sliding off an oiled-up naked woman in a raunchy Ryan Reynolds movie…or getting a phone call from Air Force One as Kal flew with the country’s first Black president.
With intelligence, humor, and charm on every page, Kal reflects on the most exasperating and rewarding moments from his journey so far. He pulls back the curtain on the nuances of opportunity and racism in the entertainment industry and recounts how he built allies, found encouragement, and dealt with early reminders that he might never fit in. And of course, he reveals how, after a decade and a half of fighting for and enjoying successes in Hollywood, he made the terrifying but rewarding decision to take a sabbatical from a fulfilling acting career for an opportunity to serve his country as a White House aide.
Check my 11/5 Instagram post for a GIVEAWAY of this brand new title!
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