In another life, pre-kids, I never appreciated all the free time I had to read whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted. Being an English major and former teacher, I was always a bookworm. Then the kiddos came along, and it seemed like I never had a free moment to myself to read anything other than parenting books about sleep training and weaning.
Thankfully, as my girls got a little older, I discovered that I could actually get through quite a few books in the time I had here and there between waiting to pick up my daughter, naps, and other rare moments of quiet. Having the Kindle app on my phone was key in being able to read on the go, as was discovering that I could borrow Kindle titles from my library.
In the past year, here are five of the best memoirs I’ve read. I love memoirs because they are generally immediately engaging and inspiring, drawing you in right away. I also appreciate seeing a new perspective into the lives of women who are so different from myself, and yet being able to relate to many of the things they struggle through.