Dear friends who’ve chosen to join this journey, hello! I’m so glad you’re here.
The first month of this reading group will focus on the topic(s) of love and marriage — recognizing fully that they are not necessarily the same thing, or even remotely close to it, in either direction.
March is Women’s History Month, so I chose two female authors I was not previously familiar with for us to read. They are:
Lisa Taddeo, Three Women (2019, Avid Reader Press)
Molly Millwood, To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma (2019, Harper Wave)
Both are works of nonfiction. I’ve already started Taddeo and let me just go ahead and say this — it’s not for the meek. However, it gives me much to be thankful for in my personal life and lots of food for thought more globally speaking. Besides, a challenging read is a good one as far as I’m concerned.
I don’t want to belabor these announcement posts any more than you want them belabored, so that’s all for today. Feel free to find the title (or both!) you’d like to read this month at your favorite bookseller, library, or audiobook purveyor. Let’s meet back here in the last week of March for our reflections — and to see what next month’s topic might be.
I look forward to seeing what we learn together.
North by North Carolinian
Full concept and content by Ryan Vale McGonigle