April Wrap Up

This month unfortunately was very slow! I hardly read any books at all. I am wrapping up my internship with the Council on Aging, finishing up my Capstone, and graduating in less than two weeks. I started the month off strong with The House on Mango Street, a book that I somehow missed during my childhood. … Continue reading April Wrap Up

Me Before You ~ Jojo Moyes

  Date Completed: 4/28/16 Rating: 7.5/10 I have to say I was a little disappointed that I didn't end up bawling at the end of this book. Everyone I talked to about it said that they sobbed. Perhaps it was the trailer that spoiled it for me, perhaps it was my high expectations of sadness … Continue reading Me Before You ~ Jojo Moyes

The House on Mango Street ~ Sandra Cisneros

Date Completed: 4/1/16 Rating: 8/10 A book that everyone has read, somehow my high school/middle school experience missed out on this fabulous opportunity. In efforts to de-whiten schools, this is a good start. Cisneros writes masterfully and creatively with these little spurts on different people in a neighborhood from the perspective of a young girl. … Continue reading The House on Mango Street ~ Sandra Cisneros

How to Be Black ~ Baratunde Thurston

Date Completed: 3/29/16 Rating: 9/10 WOW. What a satire. Baratunde Thurston hit the nail on the head with this book. Comedic relief for talking about race, Thurston tackles the bigger issues at play in race politics in this book with seeming ease. He's not judgmental and expresses genuine interest in everybody getting to a place … Continue reading How to Be Black ~ Baratunde Thurston