Megan Gardner

Megan Gardner

Megan Gardner is the girl behind @BooksandPolkaDots, a lifelong reader, and a collector of all things literary. World War II historical fiction has a special place in her heart and was the driving force behind her vivacious reading as a child. She now gravitates toward all types of historical fiction, literary fiction, memoirs, historical nonfiction, and thrillers—but will pick up just about any genre. When she isn’t reading, she is trying to find the perfect light for an Instagram picture or drinking tea out of fancy teacups. You can follow her on Instagram @BooksandPolkaDots or Twitter @BooksPolkaDots!

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8 Favorite Memoirs from Instagram’s @BooksandPolkaDots’s Bookshelf

Telling our own stories gives life momentum and allows us to reflect on both the incredible and the awful moments we experience. What makes memoirs so crucial is their ability to help us understand the world and the people around us. While these 8 memoirs range from heartbreaking to hilarious, they all share in the idea that we can learn from each other’s mistakes, traumas, and fortunes—and that there is incredible power in perseverance and redemption.

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