As I read my books, I am usually reading three at once. One physical book, a digital book and an audio book. Without trying, the themes sometimes overlap. Stories have elements in common. Sometimes characters go through similar struggles.
This month, I found three excellent memoirs.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert – The belief that ideas are out there trying to find a home. Be open to them because if you don’t snatch them up, someone else will. Very cool ideas about living a creative life.
Amy and Isabelle, by Elizabeth Strout – A complex story about a mother and daughter living mirrored lives.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King – Insightful, entertaining and not at all boring. This is also fun to read if you are merely a fan.
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi – A beautiful memoir written by a dying neurosurgeon. His story of life through medical school and the discovery of his own terminal lung cancer.