What I Read in November

November is usually always a stellar reading month for me.  This month I read a lot of things, but I abandoned almost all of them for various reasons and ended up only actually finishing one book!

I have been following blogger Tsh Oxenreider for about eight years now and have read all of her books, but At Home in the World is my favorite.  (Not just for the artwork on the cover!)  Memoir is perhaps my favorite genre in the world (and especially travel memoirs), which is exactly what this book is.  It’s a travel memoir by a mom with young kids, detailing her (and her husband’s) experiences boarding planes, navigating subway systems and clinging to children in questionable rickshaw situations.

I think another reason I loved this book because it gave me an “in” to the life of one of my favorite bloggers. Tsh painted a picture for me of what it would be like to travel the world as a family.  As you might imagine, the highs are high and the lows are lows.  To be honest, I do not see me and David ever doing this because I don’t think either of our personalities are free-flowing enough to actually enjoy the experience!  (I think we may be more of a Europe-when-the-kids-are-teenagers couple.)

Tsh also shares her own inner struggle of being compelled to adventure and see the world, while at the same time feeling drawn to the moorings of home. I think many of us can relate to that!

This really is the perfect book to have by your nightstand. It kept me coming back every night for more without being an informational or emotional overload.  I found myself wanting to read more travel memoirs after this. This is one you should definitely pick up; I think all of my readers would enjoy it!

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