Since watching True Blood with my roommate at the time back in 2012, reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels has been a bit of a guilty pleasure. I've read a few of the books in the past, jumped around, but now I'm going back to read the 2-5th books in the series. Honestly, there's not a whole lot … Continue reading Living Dead in Dallas ~ Charlaine Harris
Date Completed: 3/14/2017 Rating: 10/10 This book broke my heart. A tragic, yet thought provoking memoir about living with someone who has ALS, Moss has created a heartwarming and yet deeply devastating memoir about the pain of disease and living with people who feel lost. I haven't had much exposure to people with ALS, only … Continue reading Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love ~ Marissa Moss
Whether you don't read YA because you think you're too old for that or because you think there isn't enough for you to learn from them, here's a book list to help change your mind: 1. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Why: When Dimple met Rishi is purly romantic, beautifully modern, and full of … Continue reading Top 7 YA books for people who don’t read YA anymore.
Date Completed: 3/12/2017 Rating: 10/10 A thoroughly captivating psychological/anthropological look at dogs tied in with personal anecdotes, Horowitz wrote a novel that hit home for me as I look over at my two *happy* dogs. I'm so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this book and to learn and think a little … Continue reading Inside of a Dog ~ Alexandra Horowitz
Date Completed: 2/22/2017 Rating: 5/10 I knew going into this book that it was going to be a beach read, but I was kind of surprised at how beachy it felt. I guess I don't read many books like this one. Talk about white privilege, this is the epitome of a book about middle aged, … Continue reading All Summer Long ~ Dorothea Benton Frank
Date Completed: 3/2/2017 Rating: 8/10 I'm not typically a fan of poetry , but Debilis's work was moving. His writing is easy to read, jumping around lyrically. He writes of grief and so much more, in a way that is totally personal yet relatable. I was skeptical, when I first heard of the book, and … Continue reading The Garage? Just Torch It. ~ Dylan Debilis
A lot of us tend to get into our groove and read just a few genres, perferring to stick to a niche we find interesting. But reading is one of the easiest ways to explore the world and all the different minds of people out there. So why stay reading the same thing over and … Continue reading 11 Books to get you outside of your reading box
Date Completed:2/27/2017 Rating: 5/10 Honestly I found the first 600 pages to be incredibly boring. I loathed how Herbert switched back and forth between point of views so quickly without making any kind of transition. One moment you are privy to Jessica's thoughts, the next Leto's, etc, etc. I know this is the grandfather of … Continue reading Dune ~ Frank Herbert