Books + Moorer

a quick blurb about what I’m doing outside of reading

Hey y’all! I’m Abigail and I’m clearly a very avid reader. Books are my escape, my way of learning, and my fun.

I live in Raleigh, NC with my husband and two doggos, where we own our own company, Moorer Media! I love creating, meeting new people, and sharing about life. This journey has been so much fun!!

I love ice cream, singing, trying new restaurants, eating food, playing with puppies, and being outside. Eventually, my dream is to have my own classroom where I will teach English and the love of literature to middle or high school students.

I’ve set a few reading goals for myself, one of those being to partner with more publishers to review new books! If you have a book that needs a review, shoot me an email - [email protected]!

Say hey, don’t be shy, and happy reading!

Reading Recs

What I’ve read and loved recently

Updated monthly!

The Girl with the Louding Voice

I read The Girl with the Louding Voice over the span of literally 3 months, but it felt like two seconds. Every time I opened this book, I was no longer in my home. I was walking with Adunni, meeting the people she was around, watching her grow with every obstacle that was set in front of her

{ If you don’t want to read any further, let me cut to the chase... you will want to read this book. It is a ball of emotions but in the best way.}

So, Adunni is a teenage girl living in a small village in Africa when her father abruptly sells her to another man in the village as his wife. This is literally just the beginning of her story. Intertwined with real facts about life in Nigeria (which I found super interesting and knew none of previously), she fights her way to the future she sees for herself.

You will close this book feeling like you know Adunni. You will be rooting for her. You will want to hug her. You will want to know her.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for The Girl with the Louding Voice and for Abi Dare. It is now on the list of my all time favorite books! Read it ASAP!!!

The Hate U Give

Posting my review on Instagram soon, but all you need to know is - READ THIS BOOK.

Educated

I’m a little late to the party with this one, but Educated by Tara Westover was worth the wait. If you’ve been around me over the last month, you’ve probably heard me mention this book or something in it because I honestly could not believe what I was reading a lot of the time.

Tara begins her memoir in her hometown, Bucks Peak, Idaho. Born to a mormon fundamentalist family, she didn’t have a birth certificate, go to school, see a doctor, get a drivers license, dance, be a kid, or do anything to go against her father’s survivalist mentality.

Tara, along with her brothers and mother, basically operated at the direction of her father 24/7. Whatever he said, was how it was going to be. I found this part of the story hard to read sometimes, making me so angry and sad for them.

Reading through the recounts of her childhood were difficult, and again, sometimes I was like, “No. freaking. way”. But she does so all while explaining how these events led her to where she is today... a best selling, award winning author.

She does eventually gets herself to school at the age of 17, attending college and the real world for the first time. She dives into studying the history of the Mormon faith to help get a better understanding of her family, which I find really commendable. There is also mention of her recognizing the mental health needs of her father, which again, I find commendable.

I’m sure there is still a lot of hurt and questioning that she feels in relation to her childhood, but she does a beautiful job of showing that you can overcome your circumstances. You can choose how you’regoing to handle what happens to you. And that deep understanding and growth comes at a cost and it takes time.

I did finish out this book on audio, which was fantastic and I felt that it added more emotion to the story. It’s also narrated by Julia Whelan and I could listen to her read all day long.

If you haven’t picked this one up yet, please do! It was equally sad and empowering, frustrating and full of joy.

OH HEY, FOR BEST VIEWING, YOU'LL NEED TO TURN YOUR PHONE