I picked this book up off of Powell's "New + Recommended" list, and had little background on Jessica Valenti. I knew it was branded as 'Feminist', whatever that means, but didn't know much else going in. Unlike many books I finish, my feelings about it are complex.
The book ...read more
For whatever reason, this past month I had a hard time getting into any books. This is in part because so much of my attention was directed at my new job, in part because nothing I was really excited to read came in, in part because I was spending a ...read more
This is a total candy read for me. The book follows a middle class woman, Evelyn, trying to break into the hyper-rich socialite society she grew up on the fringes of. Her life spirals completely out of control, and it's all about how she deals with it. This book ...read more
When Breath Becomes Air is the memoir of Paul Kalanithi, who at 36, on the verge of completing his residency to become a neurosurgeon, is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Written in his last year of life, the book is about coming to terms with death and living a ...read more
Hello beautiful reader! Summer is upon us, and with long sunny days ahead you know you'll be tripping to Powell's to pick up some summer reads. I wanted to make this a regular reading list with a variety of ficiton and nonfiction books, and I realized that 90 ...read more
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl takes the typical cancer story and turns it on it's head. This was another book I started with no expectations, though unlike Brooklyn I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't inspiring or great or anything, nor does it claim to be. It ...read more