Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
A memoir about Dani finding out her true identity after her parents had died. Although a fair-haired person, she grew up in a strong Jewish family. Growing up there were always jokes about whether she belonged. She did indeed find out after doing a test on a whim that she had no real Jewish genes, and set out to find answers. This story chronicles her journey as she found those answers and her feelings of betrayal and love. An interesting read and it shows how complicated medical ethics can be as it affects the individual.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Another one from Rachel Hollis which is much like her previous one. She addresses all the excuses you might have for not chasing after your dreams. He advice is to just focus on the one thing you want to achieve, and don't apologize for it. Make it happen. Great read if you need some motivation to move on in life!
Moon travel guide - Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills, by Laural A. Bidwell
I heard the Moon guides were the best travel guides, so I checked one out. I like the size of them - they fit in the hand easily. They have beautiful pictures but not too many, just enough to whet your appetite! Each city in the region is described well with a few choice accommodations, restaurants, and activities listed. I think generally what I like is that the guide is not overwhelming with choices. They recommend the best of what is available according to several budgets. Also, it features a good map of each place, including restaurant, shops and accommodations.
DK Eyewitness Travel - Dublin
After reading and doing a lot of online research about what might be interesting to see on our road trip to the Dakotas, all of a sudden our plans changed with a business trip over in Europe for The Hubs! So all the books changed and this one about Dublin, Ireland is a good one. DK books have a lot of pictures, which is good for someone who knows very little about the place! Seriously, it's got a little history, some maps, and plenty of information about attractions.