How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

Stars: 4 of 5  Though I've never had a phase where I'd rather be an animal, I can relate to the way the animals I've had have changed my outlook. How to Be a Good Creature is Montgomery's explanation of just that. It's the animals in her life that have changed her somehow and they are an … Continue reading How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomer

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Memoirs of 2018

This has been my first full year of Memoir Mondays and I do still love the segment. Here are the memoirs I read this year! January:        Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Shrill: Notes from a … Continue reading Memoirs of 2018

Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Stars: 3 out of 5 I have to admit, this book was pretty funny. It wasn't quite up there with Furiously Happy, but it was pretty funny. It's kind of a memoir version of A Bad Mom's Christmas for anyone who's seen that movie, which I totally loved because, well, Mila Kunis and saying no to the … Continue reading Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Stars: 4 of 5 I love travel and have always wanted to do some crazy adventure style travel but am pretty over it after reading this. To say that it terrified me would be a bit of an understatement. Of course, this happened to FitzGerald and her husband in the 1970's and technology has come … Continue reading Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly Conklin FitzGerald

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Review: There really is something about listening to Lauren Graham talk as fast as she can. I'll admit right up front that I never really watched Gilmore Girls, but I've seen some episodes and get the general gist. The timing of the show and that my husband doesn't want to watch it leaves it for … Continue reading Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

Review: The women mentioned in this book really are wonderful. I'd heard of some from other books, episodes of TV shows they were randomly mentioned in, or used as an exclamation in Lumberjanes, but there were plenty of totally new names for me too. Aside from the 25 women it claims to mention on the … Continue reading Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say by Amy Hill Hearth

Review: ┬áStrong Medicine Speaks is more of a narrative than a memoir, but I'm counting it for Memoir Monday because it is her memory of her life. As opposed to the few other narratives I've included over the years, Strong Medicine herself can read and write. Hearth asked to be able to record Strong Medicine's … Continue reading Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say by Amy Hill Hearth

Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot

Review: This was such an amazing book. I didn't totally get it at first, the format threw me. It's better in print than as an audiobook and I went back and reread the passages that confused me, but the audiobook has an interview at the end that is great and explains a lot. It also … Continue reading Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot

Throwback Thursday: Ashley’s War

Every Veteran's Day in the US, we remember the men and women who fight for the country. Last year I had read this book about the women who turned the tide for us to be able to serve in all areas of the Armed Forces. This is as good a time as any to check … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Ashley’s War

A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio

Review: I fell in love right at the title. I'm not a big fan of running and don't really understand why anyone would choose to run this much, but I am a huge fan of thinking of myself as a work in progress. I'm also a sucker for an every woman memoir. Valerio is amazing. … Continue reading A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio