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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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

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

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

The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

Review: This was such a peaceful, contemplative memoir. I felt like I was listening to Silko's internal monologue as she went on one of her walks. There is a lot about going on solitary walks through nature and the way things shift depending on the day and the mood and therefore the level of observation … Continue reading The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir by Leslie Marmon Silko

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

Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall

Review:  This is so not even close to what I was expecting. It's funny because it's literally about what the title says but I still managed to come to the book with all kinds of wrong notions about Jane Goodall. This is a memoir but also plainly gives the actual reasons she has to hope … Continue reading Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad

Review: I've had The Last Girl on my TBR ever since Scribd started advertising it a while back but the subject matter was a little much for me at the time. I know these things happen and there are all kinds of terrible things happening to women all over the world and it can all seem … Continue reading The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad

New Nobel Women

This year we have 3 new Nobel Women! Our new Nobel Laureates are: Donna Strickland Frances Arnold Nadia Murad - Nobel Peace Prize - The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State Unfortunately, only one has a memoir or biography, which I just read and will post a review of on Monday. … Continue reading New Nobel Women