13 Amazing stories of Regular Women

Sometimes I think about all the places women still have yet to go and all the accomplished women who have paved a way for me and I get overwhelmed by the idea that I could ever do anything like that. There are notable women out there whose stories we know, like celebrities, and there are … Continue reading 13 Amazing stories of Regular Women

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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

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

An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Review: This book surprised me. There were a few things that were obvious about where it was going, but I didn't expect most of it. I expected Johnson to have moved quickly through her time with Mother Teresa, for it to have been a quick path like in so many of those "my year of" … Continue reading An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

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

Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Review: There is something magical about the way Harjo writes and speaks. I picked up the audiobook on Audible, which she narrates, and I am so glad that I did. I was mesmerized right from the description of her birth. I immediately picked up one of her other books when I finished this one. What … Continue reading Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina by Raquel Cepeda

Review: I adore the premise of this book. The book itself is pretty amazing but I feel like the premise is what spoke to me. It's the kind of book that is interesting while I'm reading it and then sets my thoughts on fire about my own life. Cepeda spends the first part of the … Continue reading Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina by Raquel Cepeda