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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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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Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York – A Review

Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York Non-Fiction | Memoir Self-Published Released September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free copy of this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Here’s a fun fact that very few people know about me:  I’m […]

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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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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala – A Review

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Knopf Released March 5, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve never had a book destroy me emotionally as much as Wave did. I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not bawling throughout it. It took me a week to get through this memoir that is under 300 pages because it was […]

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin – A Review

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Shaefer Non-fiction | Social Issues | Economics Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Released September 1, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Every single one of us knows that poverty exists. You may have even experienced poverty yourself. The fact that there are […]

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Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford – A Review

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford, PhD Non-Fiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by New Harbinger Publications Expected Release Date: November 1, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: ARC provided for free by Netgalley for review I’ve written many times on Read Yourself Happy […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama – A Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Crown Released November 13, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I feel the need to preface this review by admitting a bit of bias. I have a massive crush on Michelle Obama. When Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, I was in college studying political science. […]

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8 Memoirs Written by People Living with a Disability

While great strides have been made for equality over the last several decades, things are far from perfect. In 2010, the US Census reported that 19% of Americans lived with some sort of disability. The official definition of disability in the United States includes any mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major […]

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The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler – A Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler History | American History | Nonfiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Doubleday Released June 5, 2018 Rating: My father has always read non-fiction history books and has a vast collection on a wide variety of topics. While I was […]

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The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

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The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis – A Review

The Book The Early Chinese Empires – Qin and Han (History of Imperial China Book 1) by Mark Edward Lewis Goodreads Published by Harvard University Press Released June 30, 2009 Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | Books-a-Million Synopsis This book focuses on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties in early Chinese […]

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and of our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” The Book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Facebook | […]

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