An Update on My Reading Goal: Her

The most recent book I finished from this list published by the Huffington Post is Her by Christa Parravani.

Her

(Image from amazon.com)

Memoirs are kind of hit-and-miss for me. This was a hit. Parravani writes about the intense connection she had with Cara, her identical twin sister. When Cara passes away in her late twenties, Parravani struggles with her sense of identity.

Parravani writes with the perfect amount of detail. Enough to intrigue readers without boring them with minutia. I could feel her anguish as she battled to cope with her grief. The book serves as a reminder of how, even if we aren’t a twin, the people we are close to shape us so much as individuals.

Here’s an updated list. The first five books on this list are the ones I had read prior to discovering the list:

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Her by Christa Parravani
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
NW by Zadie Smith
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

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