It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

I absolutely loved this memoir. It's not what anyone would call entertaining but it's a representation of some of the things that happen in our lives. Purmort goes through a lot in just one year. I can't even imagine the compounding tragedy that she deals with and I really wouldn't want to. It's not preachy … Continue reading It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Stars: 4 of 5 I really appreciate Gilman sharing this story. The first bit of a travel for a lot of people is difficult, but I can't even imagine attempting to get to the middle of nowhere in China in a time before my cell phone could help with directions let alone a time before … Continue reading Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha

Stars: 3 of 5 I've always been a fan of those stories where it seems like everything has to go wrong before it can go right. As fiction, it's incredibly entertaining. As a memoir, it be a little somber. McGaha's story is ultimately entertaining and I was rooting for everything to work out the whole … Continue reading Flat Broke With Two Goats: A Memoir by Jennifer McGaha

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

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