Non-fiction Wrap Up #3

Hey y’all! Here are four more non-fiction books that I have recently completed.

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
2020, Waterbrook Press

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage and Sex by Michael Todd – This book starts out with Michael Todd offering his real life story of how him and his wife met and then he talks about singlehood, relationships, and marriage. What I enjoyed the most from this Christian non-fiction was he didn’t have a “saved since birth” mentality when he was sharing his Biblical truths. On the reverse I don’t enjoy Christian non-fiction that doesn’t lean on Biblical principles enough. This book struck the perfect balance for me. I definitely recommend this book to not only singles but to people dating and even those who are married.

The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy
2020, Harry N. Abrams

The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall – Elizabeth Kendall was a single mother and Ted Bundy’s long time girlfriend. She wasn’t aware of what he was doing, but she had her suspicions. This wasn’t my favorite memoir and I found Elizabeth annoying through large parts of this book. I just couldn’t understand how you could stay with someone who you thought may be a serial killer. I found the parts about how the police treated her when she tried to report Ted interesting and was appalled by how she was treated. This expanded edition includes Elizabeth’s daughter’s story which shed some more light on Ted Bundy. This was the basis for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” on Netflix and the documentary “Falling for a Killer” on Amazon Prime. Both were fine.

Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope
2020, IVP

Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine L. Holmes – This is a collection of essays by a Black mother who is writing to her two year old son about race, identity and his Christian experience. While this was an easy read, it was forgettable. I don’t think I would recommend. *****This was provided free from the publisher via Netgalley. This, clearly, doesn’t skew my opinion.******

The Yellow House
2019, Grove Press

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom – This is an interesting memoir about the family history of a house in east New Orleans and the things that transpired through the generations in the house. We started back with the author’s grandmother and through to present day. What I did enjoy in this book was the talk of Katrina and what it was like during and after. However, I found myself asking, what’s the point, through a lot of the memoir. It wasn’t focused and I feel like the author didn’t have enough distance from the story she was telling.

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