#thesoundofgravel

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Do books ever bring you to tears? I was talking with a friend the other day about rating books by how much they made us cry. I read this book last year and it was a painful read, but not in the “Why am I reading this?” way. More like the “This story is so unreal and I can’t believe this was someone’s childhood” painful. If you’ve read it, you know what I mean.

Yesterday, I finished reading a memoir that gave me similar feelings. I listened to The Sound of Gravel and was doing everything I could to keep from ugly crying on my way to work at the end😭 Similar to The Glass Castle, there were so many points in the book where I was frustrated at the adults. Nonetheless, Ruth (or Ruthie) told her story beautifully and her strength and care for her siblings was touching.
I give it 😭😭/5 (4⭐️ overall)






#toughread #memoir #thesoundofgravel #booksofig #instareads #booksofinsta #readerlife #readinglife

****GIVEAWAY!****
To celebrate 1,000 followers (which blows my mind) I've put together a book haul giveaway. One lucky US winner (sorry International friends) will win this collection of my favorite finds on @bookoutlet.
•Still Alice by Lisa Genova
•A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
•A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
•The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
•The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
•Still Life by Louise Penny

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*Follow me (don't follow to unfollow, it's rude and I see it)
*Like this post
*Tag 3 friends

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Giveaway ends June 1, 2018. Thank you so much for following and talking books with me. I absolutely LOVE this community! ♥️ #whatjenreads #book #booklove #booknerd #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookshelf #bookworm #bookish #read #reader #reading #readingrocks #bibliophile #bookreviewer #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookreviews #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #bookhaul #bookgiveaway #giveaway #stillalice #afallofmarigolds #aisforalibi #thekitchenhouse #thesoundofgravel #stilllife

I’m not sure there is another book that has made me cry like this one did. Such a heartbreaking, but amazingly powerful story. Wow, @ruthwariner you are an inspiration. ❤️ Thank you @laura.tremaine and @mindyaclark for the recommendation. #thesoundofgravel #2018readingchallenge #idratherbereading @annebogel

Hey #booklovers I got a gift card as a prize from Facebook group #ChapterChatterPub for being the winner of the Scavenger hunt of this two weeks and was able to purchase the book that I’ve been wanting!! Don’t doubt and participate! Not only is it fun but you could be the next winner! Thank you Johnna Whetstone ! I’m off to read...only after doing my happy dance! 💃🏻🎉😄 #book #booking #bookworm #Bookish #bookshelf #bookstagram #polygamy #thesoundofgravel #memoir #ruthwariner

Great day of realtoring now I’m getting some bookclub reading (@ruthwariner) in while I wait for the lax game to begin. Go Mavs!

#gomavs #realtorlife #portland #realtor #bookclub #booknerd #reading #beaverton #thesoundofgravel #ruthwariner #mymiddlenameisruth #lax #lacrosse #singlemom #divorcedlife

Wow... what a story! Couldn’t put it down. Ruth Wariner’s story is seriously amazing. A lot of it made me extremely angry, but the ending was worth it. #thesoundofgravel #book5of2018 #pageturner

Just finished this book and totally rate it 5/5 stars. A story of a young girl who lives in a community of polygamists and her bravery to save herself and her family. It’s a gut wrenching book that you won’t want to put down. #bookworm #booknerd #nikitareadsbooks #thesoundofgravel

This was a rather random pick for a two for one deal at @audible_com, but am so I happy I got it. Ruth tells the tale of her childhood well - both the good and the bad - that I was close to crying in public transport. Well worth your time. #TheSoundOfGravel #RuthWariner #MyAudible #BookClubbingByMyself

Finally got a #RoyalOak library card today and a new book to read! #TheSoundofGravel #bookclub

Leitura um tanto quanto densa para essa tarde quente. #theSoundOfGravel #springbreak2018 #booklover #poolside

This month’s book club selection. Great book! Thanks for recommending @erchla #bookclub #thesoundofgravel #rva

One of those books you read cover to cover without putting down. #thesoundofgravel is SO good! #poligamy #newyorkbestseller #memoir #read #bookworm #bookstagram #book #fundamentalists

One of my favorite books is on Sale! Paperback on Amazon is $5.99 by @ruthwariner @flatiron_books Link to my review https://suzyapproved.com/2016/04/11/the-sound-of-gravel-by-ruth-wariner/ #ifyoureadsomethingsaysomething #bookstagram #thesoundofgravel

A Year Without Television 📺
My reviews below. (Please friends, I also need recommendations for 2018. 😊) “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” Holy smokes. This is the bible of breastfeeding. It helped me through so many BF challenges. Must have for any Mama planning to breastfeed. #thewomanlyartofbreastfeeding “Option B” A real downer, but would be very helpful during a personal tragedy. I should also note: I think Sheryl Sandberg is a #straightboss #optionb “The Sound of Gravel” I knew I’d love this one from the moment I read the title. Absolutely riveting. Memoir of a woman who grew up in a polygamist town in Mexico. Abuse, dysfunction, etc, etc. Couldn’t put it down. Ruth Wariner is the true example of the strength and resiliency of a woman. #ruthwariner #thesoundofgravel “The Underground Railroad” A book unlike any other I have ever read. He took thick layers of history and tied it together with a string of fiction (an actual under the ground railroad). Brilliant and heartbreaking. #theundergroundrailroad “Commonwealth” Another one about a dysfunctional family, so you know I loved it. #commonwealth “The Wisdom of Sundays” Any text that includes the words of @eckharttolle are words to consider carefully (and live by). This book is just another example that anything Oprah touches turns to gold. The fact that she has been a vessel for so many spiritual teachings to millions of people is unbelievable. Thank you @oprah . I love to read this before 🛏 and will continue to re-read the passages for years to come. #eckharttolle #thewisdomofsundays “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep” I think I probably read this one 3-4x: combining all my re-readings during my quest for continuous sleep. I’m not sure how much it actually helped. What did help me the most, was the book “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” and a podcast all about sleep from @yoga_girl
#thehappiestbabyguidetogreatsleep “The Hate U Give” I haven’t read every book of 2017, but if I did, I bet I would still consider this one the best. Every single person in America needs to read this book. End of story.
#thehateugive @angiethomas
#booksof2017
#ayearwithouttelevision #alifewithouttelevision

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