The Magician's Land is the epic conclusion to The Magician's series, and it was epic. Warping time and space, all of our favorite characters get their time in the spotlight during the span of this final installment. The spend time in New York, Fillory, and some other places in between. Grossman does excellent work of … Continue reading The Magician’s Land ~ Lev Grossman
This beautiful story tells the tale of August Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial anomaly, meaning his features don't look like those of a typical face. He's had dozens of surgeries to correct things both internally and externally, and he's pushed through all of them to stability for the time being. Now August faces fifth … Continue reading Wonder ~ R. J. Palacio
I'm an avid rock climber in my spare time, and work at a climbing gym as of late. As the weather gets grosser outside, a fun, social, indoor exercise you can do is go rock climbing. As it's all about the feet, you really don't have to have as much upper body strength as you … Continue reading Non-Book Recommendation ~ Rock Climbing!
Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil
This was not my first Brene Brown book, so I knew what I was getting myself into. For those of you that haven't read a book of hers, expect brutal honesty about her own life and perspective that includes faith, social justice, and a dash of cussing. Okay, maybe more than a dash. Braving the … Continue reading Braving the Wilderness ~ Brene Brown
I picked this book up on a whim at the library as I raided the shelves, despite having several books already on hold. What can I say? I have always had a hard time controlling myself at the library. As Brave As You is the story of two tween boys from Brooklyn who vacation with … Continue reading As Brave As You ~ Jason Reynolds