What I Read This Month

What I Read This Month: December 2019

This month featured an eclectic list of books, even for me. I made progress in my re-read of a YA series I loved as a kid. I discovered some more incredibly poetry. And I read a couple of great memoirs about addiction and mental illness. Here is everything I read in December. Let Me Clear… Continue reading What I Read This Month: December 2019

Books and Writing

The Best Books I Read In the Second Half of 2019

I read some really fantastic books in the second half of 2019, between June and December. Everything from immersive novels to thought-provoking poetry. Below are my absolute favorites, culled from all my monthly reading wrap-ups. Have you read any of these? What did you think? The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded by Molly… Continue reading The Best Books I Read In the Second Half of 2019

What I Read This Month

What I Read This Month: October 2019

Wow - it has been a while. In the unpredictable way that life tends to go, this blog had to take a back seat to a lot of personal family stuff that happened this time last year. But I'm really happy to be trying to get back into it. So here is everything I read… Continue reading What I Read This Month: October 2019

Books and Writing

5 Great Books About Mental Health (#3)

This round-up of books with excellent mental health components tackle suicide, depression, grief, self-harm, institutionalization, illness/mortality, and PTSD. Some of the books are for young adults, some are memoir or part-memoir, and some are commonly assigned in high school English classes. Books dealing with mental health are rarely easy to read, but they are so,… Continue reading 5 Great Books About Mental Health (#3)

Books and Writing

5 Great Books About Self Image (#2)

I'm not a big fan of traditional self-help books, but I love a novel or memoir with a strong undercurrent of self-discovery. Whether the author/main character comes to terms with a personal loss, their body image, finds their confidence, or reconciles a key piece of their identity, I always find that those books engender the… Continue reading 5 Great Books About Self Image (#2)

What I Read This Month

What I Read This Month (September)

Hello hello lovelies! It has been a month. Some months that's the kindest think I can say. It was exhausting - courtesy of both insomnia and the Kavanaugh hearings. I was also a little jealous of all those going back to school. I know, I'm a nerd, but few things made me as happy as… Continue reading What I Read This Month (September)

Books and Writing

5 Great Books About Mental Health (#2)

More mental health, woohoo! At some point I'd like to write a little more frankly about my own experiences, but for now here's another batch of good books, particularly some wonderful YA and a bit of a trend of dealing with grief. I think it's important to talk about grief when we talk about mental… Continue reading 5 Great Books About Mental Health (#2)