A Social Justice Lawyer and Books About Sisters of All Kinds

Today, we’re setting up Molly Armstrong, a social justice lawyer who focuses on child welfare issues. Molly has received the prestigious Kathryn A. McDonald Award in Service to Family Court from the New York City Bar and was a Root-Tilden Scholar at NYU School of Law.

She enjoys relaxing with a long walk, a good book, and a delicious meal—but you probably won’t catch her watching reality TV, which she thinks is “cringey.” Molly recently read and loved Michael Lewis’s The Premonition and All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny. Her favorite season is fall, and if tattoos only lasted one year, she would spring for a tattoo of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Who will find the best relaxing reads for a lawyer with a demanding schedule? Stay tuned to find out!

Round 1 Picks

Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind by Astrid Holleeder

When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East by Quan Barry

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel

Round 2 Picks

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Featured Bookstores

White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA

Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ

Harriet’s Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.