2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction

The National Book Foundation has released more longlists for their 2018 National Book Awards! I’ve already shared their lists for translated literature and young people’s literature. Here are their newest lists: Poetry Wobble by Rae Armantrout feeld by Jos Charles Be With by Forrest Gander American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance […]

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Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee – A Review

Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee Nonfiction | Self-Help | Psychology Published by Harmony Released March 10th, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If there’s one book that I’ve read this year that I would encourage everyone to read, it would be Celeste Headlee’s Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, […]

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How Not to Be a Hot Mess by Craig & Devon Hase – A Review

How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life by Craig & Devon Hase Nonfiction | Self-Help | Buddhism Published by Shambhala Publications Released April 21st, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my opinion. 2020 has […]

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No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez – A Review

No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez Thriller | Mystery Published by William Morrow Released February 18th, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free finished copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my opinions. Most of us like to think of ourselves as good people, as the kind of […]

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Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe by Yumi Sakugawa – A Review

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe by Yumi Sakugawa Nonfiction | Graphic Novel | Spirituality Published by Adams Media Released 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The older I get, the more interested in spirituality I become. I’ve never been much of a religious person, not enjoying the confines of organized religion. However, I […]

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New Book Releases for March 3rd, 2020

It’s Tuesday! Here are the new books coming out today! Highlighted books are the ones that I personally recommend. If you purchase any of these books through the Amazon Affiliate links provided, big hugs! It helps to support the blog at no additional cost to you. And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando Barn […]

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty – A Review

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty Nonfiction | Science | Humor Published by W. W. Norton Company Released 10 September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “We can’t make death fun, but we can make learning about it fun. Death is science and history, art and literature. […]

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Emotional Detox for Anxiety by Sherianna Boyle – A Review

Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy by Sherianna Boyle Nonfiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by Adams Media Expected Publication: December 24th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way […]

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The (Other) F Word edited by Angie Manfredi – A Review

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce Edited by Angie Manfredi Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Body Positivity | Young Adult Published by Amulet Books Released September 24th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free, unsolicited edition from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Review Quickies #1

Sometimes I read small books or graphic novels that might not warrant a full review. I’ll post about these books periodically in Review Quickies, starting with a few graphic novels I read while moving this past week. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously by Adam Ellis Graphic Novel | Humor Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine – A Review

The Wellness Project: A Hedonist’s Guide to Making Healthier Choices by Phoebe Lapine Wellness | Health | Nonfiction Published by Pam Krauss/Avery Released April 4, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: You’re going to start seeing more non-fiction book reviews, especially health and wellness ones. I’m starting to pay a lot more attention to my body and […]

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The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – A Review

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking Nonfiction | Home & Living | Self-Help Published by Penguin Life Released September 1, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling […]

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10 Books to Help You Celebrate National Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1973 when the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make August 26 a day to celebrate equality between men and women. For obvious reasons, equality between all genders is important and is always worth celebrating. Here are ten books to help you celebrate feminism and women’s equality. If you have […]

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