Hi, friends! This past Saturday in honor of Independent Bookstore Day and supporting local sellers, I broke my physical book buying ban to purchase a few books. And it felt so good 😛 In total I bought five books to share with you today - a mix of recent fantasy, thriller, and nonfiction. My local … Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day Haul 📚
Review: “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos
"A forty-five-year-old man - white male, father of three - awoke on the floor of his hotel room." - Prologue opening
ARC Review: “The Third Rainbow Girl” by Emma Copley Eisenberg
"Here are some true things: 1. In the afternoon or early evening of June 25th 1980, Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were killed in an isolated clearing in southeastern West Virginia." - The Third Rainbow Girl, opening
2021 Anticipated Releases
Happy New Year, everyone! To welcome in 2021 and what hopefully ends up being a better year to come, here are some anticipated releases I'm keeping an eye out for. These range in genre and are sorted by release month covering the first half of the year or so below, since release schedules have been … Continue reading 2021 Anticipated Releases
Review: “Voices in Dementia Care: Reimagining the Culture of Care” by William A. Haseltine, Anna Dirksen
TLDR; A thought-provoking series of interviews with experts in the field of dementia and dementia care
Review: “The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder” by Claudia Rowe
TLDR; An unconventional true crime. Written memoir-style and centers around the author's interactions with the killer in the aftermath of the crimes in a bid to better understand the darkness in all of us.
Review: “The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central” by Christine Pelisek
TLDR; a well-written true crime book with some dips but otherwise decent pace. Provides a unique opportunity to hear insider perspectives from a reporter who closely followed investigations at the time.
Review: “Shout” by Laurie Halsey Anderson
TLDR; a powerful poetry collection about rape, the aftermath, and the author's experiences speaking about the book around the country.
Review: “Stranger in the Pen” by Mohamed Asem
TLDR; solid book bringing modern airport immigration and detention policies to a relatable personal level.
Review: “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
TLDR; incredible book on joy and living from powerful spiritual leaders, can’t recommend highly enough!
Review: “In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond” by John Zada
TLDR; an engaging story about the author’s adventures in the great wilderness, searching for stories and tales surrounding Sasquatch.
Review: “Wisdom from a Father” by Joe Siccardi
Author: Joe SiccardiPublication Date: November 8th, 2018Genre: Nonfiction, Self-help, ChristianFormat: eBookFind it on: Amazon, Goodreads Many thanks to the author, Joe Siccardi, for providing a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis Wisdom From a Father is a reflective look at life, segmented into chapters. The words are updates of … Continue reading Review: “Wisdom from a Father” by Joe Siccardi
ARC Review: “The Wonder of Water” by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic
Title: The Wonder of Water: Lived Experience, Policy, and PracticeFind it on: Goodreads, Amazon, University of Toronto PressAuthor: Ingrid Leman Stefanovic (Editor) Publication Date: December 15, 2019Genre: Nonfiction Synopsis Facing droughts, floods, and water security challenges, society is increasingly forced to develop new policies and practices to cope with the impacts of climate change. From taken-for-granted … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Wonder of Water” by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic
Review: “The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind” by Barbara K. Lipska
Title: The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind Find it on: Goodreads | AmazonAuthor: Barbara K. LipskaPublication Date: April 3rd 2018Publisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtGenre: Memoir, Nonfiction, Psychology, Mental HealthPages: 208 Synopsis As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness—only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the … Continue reading Review: “The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind” by Barbara K. Lipska
ARC Review: “Autism Is the Future” by Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD
Image via NetGalley Title: Autism Is the Future Find it on: Goodreads | AmazonAuthor: Marlo Payne Thurman, PhDPublication Date: May 1, 2019Publisher: Future HorizonsGenre: Nonfiction (Adult) Many thanks to the author, Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman, and publisher, Future Horizons, for providing a digital ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. … Continue reading ARC Review: “Autism Is the Future” by Marlo Payne Thurman, PhD