Summer Reads 2017

05.30.2017

Summer is still a few weeks away, but with Memorial Day behind us I'm already dreaming of days spent in a park, beside a pool, or on a beach with a good book in hand. Here's what I've been reading + loving:

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Book Review: The Bell Jar

05.3.2017

Sylvia Plath's only novel, The Bell Jar is a fantastic dive into the mind, and her experiences with mental illness. Semi-autobiographical, the language Plath uses to describe her/Esther's outlook, experiences, and later treatments is beautiful. Her writing puts the reader right into Esther's head, and gives ...

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Book Review: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

03.15.2017

What a sweet book. This book is a glass of warm milk before bed. It's the one fuzzy blanket you have that is so soft and fits perfectly around you. It's comforting, and homey -- the perfect antidote for this indefinite winter.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the ...

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Book Review: How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything

02.22.2017

How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything might be the best book I read this year. The military has never been a part of the cultures I grew up in, so my knowledge and awareness of what the military is, how it's run, and what it does ...

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Book Review: Eligible

02.1.2017

Like most books, I picked this one up with no prior knowledge of it's contents (probably off of Powell's New + Recommended list). I was pleasantly surprised to find a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Eligible is the delightful and familiar tale of Lizzy Bennet, her family, and ...

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Book Review: The Magnolia Story

01.9.2017

The guiltiest of pleasures! I love Fixer Upper for all the reasons you might expect. It's funny, cute, inspiring, and simple. There's no conflict, or bad guys, or explosions, or skin-tight suits. Just a Texan couple, making houses beautiful. The Magnolia Story details the life of Chip and ...

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Book Review: You'll Grow Out of It

01.9.2017

Happy New Year! January is such a melancholy month, isn't it? The festivities and gatherings have ended, everyone is back to work and school, and there are weeks of dark, cold days┬╣ ahead of us. So, to get my mind off my SO's departure I listened to Jessi ...

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