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

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

Review: Though I wouldn't categorize this as a happy book, I loved everything about it. The title pretty much sets the mood and I can't possibly express how much I appreciate the tone and the subject matter contained in this book. I am definitely a Christian but I really get irritated by some of the things … Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Review: I've been thinking for a while of attempting a memoir and came across this book not too long ago. I'm adding it to the list of books that I'd love to reread a few times because I really want the concepts to stick. Karr teaches memoir writing and has some great advice for hopefuls. … Continue reading The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Review:  I saw the show Wishful Drinking a few years ago and had been meaning to read the memoir version since then. Read Harder 2018 and task 12, read a celebrity memoir, gave me the perfect opportunity to actually do so. As expected, I absolutely loved it! Most of the book is the same as the … Continue reading Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir by Jill Bialosky

Review:  It's funny sometimes how we can agree so well with another person about the things we appreciate in life but utterly disagree on taste within those things. This isn't the first time this has happened to me with a fellow book lover but it still strikes as me as strange. I absolutely agree with … Continue reading Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir by Jill Bialosky

Reblog: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

I absolutely loved this memoir written in poetry when I had first read it and wanted to remind everyone of it for this year's National Poetry Month! I don't know what you're reading this April but I highly recommend brown girl dreaming if you haven't read it yet! Review: I've read a lot of memoirs, but … Continue reading Reblog: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Fresh Off the Boat by Edward Haung

Review: I absolutely loved this audiobook. I'm sure the ebook would have been just as great except that Haung narrates it himself and his delivery is great. I felt like we were just sitting down and talking for most of it. Not everyone can pull off the casual way that he relates his story. It's … Continue reading Fresh Off the Boat by Edward Haung

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Review:  I had read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling a while back and immediately put this on my TBR but it got buried under a bunch of other books and I'm just now coming back around to it. I absolutely love her and both of these books. There are bits … Continue reading Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

Review: I know Mondays are generally reserved for women's memoirs but I'm prepared to make a special exception, particularly for men like Frederick Douglass who were such a huge part of destroying toxic systems. Today it seems like common sense that slavery was a horrible institution of which no good follower of Christ could possibly … Continue reading The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass