Book Review: Me Before You

06.1.2016

Holy. Cannoli. I was very skeptical of this book when I picked it up. I originally saw it at Powell's and put it on my to-read list, but then those sappy ads began running a few weeks later and I got worried. Don't let the ads fool you ...

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Book Review: Everybody Rise

05.30.2016

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 ...

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

05.21.2016

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 ...

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Book Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

05.9.2016

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 ...

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Book Review: Brooklyn

04.17.2016

All I knew when I picked this book up was that it was made into a movie, and had something to do with a young woman, the early 20th century, and probably Brooklyn, NY. Honestly, even that was too much: I spent much of my time reading it trying to ...

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Book Review: How Not To Be Wrong

04.17.2016

How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenburg is a book describing how math is used (and misused) in everyday life. From the lottery, to elections, to predicting the weather and the existence of God, Ellenburg explains how to develop a better intuition for all the number and percentages swirling ...

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Book Review: Furiously Happy

04.3.2016

For those who don't know, Furiously Happy is about the life of author Jenny Lawson, and her struggle with a variety of disorders including depression and anxiety. I'm not really sure if it's a memoir or autobiography or neither, but you can think of it as a ...

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